follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

provost guard

[proh-voh] /ˈproʊ voʊ/
noun
1.
a detachment of soldiers assigned to police duties under the provost marshal.
Compare military police.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for provost guard
  • The provost guard which has maintained the lines about tho camp have been with drawn.
British Dictionary definitions for provost guard

provost guard

/prəˈvəʊ/
noun
1.
(esp in the US) a detachment under command of the provost marshal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for provost guard

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for provost

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends