Definitions

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  • adj. defenceless
  • adj. without a guard

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a guard or defense; unguarded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no guard or defense.

Etymologies

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guard +‎ -less

Examples

  • It was the afternoon of our last day, and the road was as winding as any I'd seen so far, switchback after switchback, with guardless corners that crumbled into canyons.

    Baja: Fishing's Final Frontier

  • Though acknowledging the risk, some of those who go guardless said a change would amount to a sort of surrender, carried out in the absence of any tangible threat.

    NYT > Home Page

  • For surely, a rich land, guardless and undefended, must needs have been

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

  • Personally, I look forward to the immense emancipation of living in a guardless rattrap of a building.

    Washington Square News

  • * [Footnote: Priam was the old king of Troy, father of Hector.] * [Footnote: _Orion's dog_ means Sirius, the dog star, which was believed by the ancients to be a star of very bad omen.] * [Footnote: _Obtests_ means _entreats_.] * [Footnote: _Expects_ here means _awaits_.] "Ah stay not, stay not! guardless and alone;

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • Then will Fafnir be slain and the hoard will be left guardless. "

    The Children of Odin The Book of Northern Myths

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