ALL meanings of advance guard

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  • noun advance guard a military unit sent ahead of a main body to find gaps in enemy defences, clear away minor opposition, and prevent unexpected contact 3
  • noun advance guard a temporary military detachment sent ahead of a force to prepare for a landing or other operation, esp by making reconnaissance 3
  • noun advance guard a detachment of troops sent ahead to reconnoiter and protect the line of march 3
  • noun advance guard a body of troops going before the main force to clear the way, guard against surprise, etc. 1
  • noun advance guard a unit or units leading the way of advancing or marching troops, guarding them from ambushes, reconnoitering and pursuing the enemy, etc. 0
  • noun advance guard an individual soldier in the same role. 0
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