Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mil.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun military 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.
  • noun by extension Anything for defense placed at a distance from the thing to be defended.

Etymologies

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out +‎ guard

Examples

  • After posting a small outguard, Suong led his force to the fire, where he organized the soldiers into bucket brigades and used the paddy water that was a few feet from the houses.

    The Village

  • At midnight the fair was still packed and the outguard patrols of the PFs and Marines had reported all was quiet.

    The Village

  • After posting a small outguard, Suong led his force to the fire, where he organized the soldiers into bucket brigades and used the paddy water that was a few feet from the houses.

    The Village

  • After posting a small outguard, Suong led his force to the fire, where he organized the soldiers into bucket brigades and used the paddy water that was a few feet from the houses.

    The Village

  • After posting a small outguard, Suong led his force to the fire, where he organized the soldiers into bucket brigades and used the paddy water that was a few feet from the houses.

    The Village

  • At midnight the fair was still packed and the outguard patrols of the PFs and Marines had reported all was quiet.

    The Village

  • At midnight the fair was still packed and the outguard patrols of the PFs and Marines had reported all was quiet.

    The Village

  • At midnight the fair was still packed and the outguard patrols of the PFs and Marines had reported all was quiet.

    The Village

  • It was with a feeling akin to relaxation that Elric met the outguard who suddenly appeared from the undergrowth to bar their way along the forest trail.

    The Bane of The Black Sword

  • It was with a feeling akin to relaxation that Elric met the outguard who suddenly appeared from the undergrowth to bar their way along the forest trail.

    The Bane of the Black Sword

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