Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A guard or small body of troops at a distance from the main body of an army, to watch for the approach of an enemy.
  • n. Anything for defense placed at a distance from the thing to be defended.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A guard or small body of troops at a distance from the main body of an army, to watch for the approach of an enemy; hence, anything for defense placed at a distance from the thing to be defended.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A guard at a distance from the main body of an army; the guard at the furthest distance; hence, anything for defense placed at a distance from the thing to be defended.

Etymologies

out +‎ guard (Wiktionary)

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