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  • noun Plural form of outguard.


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  • The Tyrolese had overrated his own knowledge when he took upon himself the charge of conducting our hero; for upon their arrival at a certain place, where two roads crossed each other, he chanced to follow that which not only frustrated their intention, but even led them directly to the French camp; so that, in the twilight, they fell in upon one of the outguards before they were aware of their mistake.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • They can be employed in offensive and defensive combat operations in which precision fire is delivered at long ranges; in combat patrols, ambushes, and countersniper operations; in perimeter defense; as outguards of combat outposts and forward observation elements; and in retrograde operations in which snipers are part of the forces left in contact.


  • The support maintains communication with its outguards and with each support on its flanks.

    Military Instructors Manual

  • Surprising the Hessian outguards, our troops dashed after them "pell-mell" into Trenton, gave the enemy no time to form, cleared the streets with cannon and howitzers "in the twinkling of an eye," under Washington's own direction, dislodged them from the houses, drove them beyond into a plain, surrounded and forced them to surrender, with the loss of their commander Rall, who fell mortally wounded.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • Instead of using outguards along the whole front, part of it may be covered by patrols.

    Military Instructors Manual

  • Instructions regarding enemy's position and strength, and the friendly outguards to right and left.

    Military Instructors Manual

  • But little did the Americans suspect that at the very moment their defence seemed well arranged and their outguards vigilant they were already in the web which the enemy had been silently weaving around them during the night.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • Genl. is to mount every morning at ten o'clock who will receive all reports, visit all the outguards in the day time & report all extraordinary occurrences to the Commander in Chief & the

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • They pushed down the road from Bedford, and across the country, to attack the American outguards in the rear, while the Hessians were to come up in front.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • Were they waiting for the fleet to work its way up to co-operate? or would they still attempt to force the passes and the hills at all points and overcome the American outguards by sheer weight of numbers?

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn


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