guardsmen

guardsman

[gahrdz-muhn]
noun, plural guardsmen.
1.
a person who acts as a guard.
2.
a member of the U.S. National Guard.
3.
British. a member of any select body of troops traditionally organized to protect the person of the sovereign.

Origin:
1810–20; guard + -s3 or 's1 + -man

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guardsman (ˈɡɑːdzmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  (in Britain) a member of a Guards battalion or regiment
2.  (in the US) a member of the National Guard
3.  a guard

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