Horse Guards

Horse Guards

a body of cavalry serving as a guard.
a cavalry brigade from the household troops of the British monarch.

1635–45 Unabridged

horse guard

a black and yellow sand wasp, Bembix carolina, of the southern U.S., preying on flies that gather around horses and cattle.

1790–1800 Unabridged
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Horse Guards
pl n
1.  the cavalry regiment that, together with the Life Guards, comprises the cavalry part of the British sovereign's Household Brigade
2.  their headquarters in Whitehall, London: also the headquarters of the British Army

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