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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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In his prime Stand Guard farmed low-grade races of this type, splitting his wins between Lingfield, Kempton, Southwell and Wolverhampton.
Two of the all-weather record-breaker's victories this year, in which seven withdrawals left Stand Guard with a sole rival on each occasion, are under the BHA microscope amid concerns punters took advantage of the Rule 4 system governing deductions for non-runners.
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.
FRUSTRATED bookmakers hit out over the controversial late withdrawal of Stand Guard from the selling race at Southwell yesterday that once more exposed a rule 4 weakness as the BHA said it would inquire into the circumstances.
That left the way clear for Stand Guard, another prolific all-weather winner, to take the race from sole rival Bix.
officers stand guard outside the house in Alexandra Road.
January 28 Big match between record chasers La Estrella and Stand Guard suddenly halted as La Estrella is withdrawn on veterinary advice.
Seldom has a humble seller attracted as much interest as the clash between all-weather kings La Estrella and Stand Guard in the 2.20 at the Nottingham track.
SOUTHWELL HISTORY could be in the making today at Southwell, where Stand Guard is engaged in the seller, writes Richard Birch.