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1. Brit the official in charge of a train
2. Sport an article of light tough material worn to protect any of various parts of the body
3. Basketball
a. the position of the two players in a team who play furthest from the basket
b. a player in this position
4. the posture of defence or readiness in fencing, boxing, cricket, etc.
5. take guard Cricket (of a batsman) to choose a position in front of the wicket to receive the bowling, esp by requesting the umpire to indicate his position relative to the stumps
6. give guard Cricket (of an umpire) to indicate such a position to a batsman



an armed detachment appointed to protect and defend military objectives or to render military honors.

In the Soviet armed forces there are garrison (camp) and interior (ship) guards and honor guards. Garrison and interior guards are composed of the commander of the guard, who may be an officer or a sergeant, depending on the importance of the object and the number of posts; privates of the guard, their number depending on the number of posts and shifts; and if necesssary a deputy commander and corporals of the guard. For the protection and defense of the military objects, sentries are assigned—armed soldiers (privates of the guard) directly in charge of the protection and defense of the posts entrusted to them.

Honor guards are appointed for the welcome at the garrison of the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the generalissimo of the Soviet Union, the minister of defense of the USSR, marshals of the Soviet Union, and admirals of the Fleet of the Soviet Union. Moreover, an honor guard may also be assigned to banners carried at formal sessions, the unveiling of state monuments, the welcome and escorting of representatives of foreign states, and the funerals of servicemen and of civilians who have rendered special services to the state. An honor guard is composed of infantry units from platoon to company level and a band. An honor guard may also be composed only of officers and sergeants.



A shield or other fixture designed to protect against injury.
(mining engineering)
A support in front of a roll train to guide the bar into the groove.


1. In functional programming, a Boolean expression attached to a function definition specifying when (for what arguments) that definition is appropriate.

2. In (parallel) logic programming, a Boolean expression which is used to select a clause from several alternative matching clauses.

See Guarded Horn Clauses.

3. In parallel languages, a Boolean expression which specifies when an message may be sent or received.
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It will also be gratifying to see your guarder gain new associations and learn new behaviors without fear of losing his valuables to his four-legged siblings.
Note: This example is a summary provided only to give the reader an idea as to what is involved in rehabilitating a guarder.
Cyclids develop parental care of the eggs, larvae, and young (McKaye, 1977) in a wide variety of ways, such as guarders of the substrate or mouth guarders; and with respect to sex, the care may be provided by both parents, by the female only, or by the male only (Goodwin et al.
Likewise, the clips from Perry's Home Guarders refuse to surrender their sparkle.
While this may be inevitable and not altogether undesirable, caution will be necessary in order to distinguish the obstructionism of old guarders and the protectors of longstanding vested interests, however articulated, from the useful elements which can be developed and enhanced for the benefit of the entire community and to provide a more contextualized sense of local rootedness than might be possible in an entirely new context.
The Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed informed that placement of guarders over metro is also in progress and despite of traffic movement, efforts were being made to complete the work as soon as possible.
144 guarders, 14 pillars and 76 piles made of concrete have been utilized in the fly over project.
Tenders are invited for Dismentling of existing old poles & guarders at NGM Narela