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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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Butler, who will continue to provide a home for Stand Guard, added: "He has been very good to me.
In January, Stand Guard had been a 1-80 winner after his main rival and fellow record-chaser La Estrella was withdrawn, and he won for the 26th time at 1-7 after four of his five rivals pulled out.
Those sensible folk who had backed Stand Guard and had taken the price were sitting pretty.
Stand Guard, the beneficiary of late non-runners in two of the last three course wins that helped take him VVCONTINUES page 2 VVFROM front page to a record 26 victories, was this time a midday withdrawal.
Stand Guard is one behind La Estrella on 23, but is a year younger than his rival.
If Butler does allow Stand Guard to take his place in today's six-runner line-up, he will be ridden once again by Tom Queally, who was in the saddle on Tuesday when the pair stormed home eight lengths clear of Conducting.
Federal officers planned to stand guard over the downed planes and bodies overnight until investigators could reach the scene today.
STAND GUARD wrote his name into the record books when gaining his 25th success on an artificial surface to equal the record set by China Castle in 2001.
Extra officers will stand guard at council meetings, police said.
IT IS not like riding Frankel, but Tom Queally has the chance to help make a mark of another sort aboard Stand Guard in a Southwell seller today, writes Mark Storey.
Now they are being asked to stand guard over what they hope is the final act in the drama.
Finally she flew off and returned minutes later with her mate, demanding he stand guard for them, Jim said.