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guardsman

[gahrdz-muh n] /ˈgɑrdz mən/
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
1810-1820
1810-20; guard + -s3 or 's1 + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for guardsmen

guardsman

/ˈɡɑːdzmən/
noun (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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