color guard
noun Date: circa 1823 an honor guard for the colors of an organization

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • color guard — color .guard n AmE a group of people who carry flags in an official ceremony …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • color guard — ☆ color guard n. the persons carrying and escorting the colors (flag) in a parade, ceremony, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Color guard — This article is about the military color guard. For information about the flag, rifle, and sabre auxiliary units associated with high school and university marching bands and drum and bugle corps, see Color guard (flag spinning). United States… …   Wikipedia

  • color guard — {n.} A military guard of honor for the flag of a country; also: a guard of honor to carry and protect a flag or banner (as of a club). * /There were four Marines in the color guard in the parade./ * /Bob was picked to be a color guard and to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • color guard — {n.} A military guard of honor for the flag of a country; also: a guard of honor to carry and protect a flag or banner (as of a club). * /There were four Marines in the color guard in the parade./ * /Bob was picked to be a color guard and to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • color\ guard — noun A military guard of honor for the flag of a country; also: a guard of honor to carry and protect a flag or banner (as of a club). There were four Marines in the color guard in the parade. Bob was picked to be a color guard and to carry the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • color guard — noun a ceremonial escort for the (regimental) colors • Hypernyms: ↑escort * * * (US) (or Brit colour guard) noun [count] : a person in uniform who holds a flag in a ceremony or parade * * * ˈcolor guard [color guard] …   Useful english dictionary

  • color guard — col′or guard n. mil military personnel or others who carry or escort the flag or colors in parades, reviews, etc • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • color guard — the group of persons, as in the armed forces or at military institutions, who carry or escort the flag or colors during parades, reviews, etc. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • color guard — /ˈkʌlə gad/ (say kuluh gahd) noun US → colour party …   Australian English dictionary

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