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security guard

noun [C] uk   us  
someone whose job involves preventing people going into places without permission, transporting large amounts of money, or protecting goods from being stolen
Translations of “security guard”
in Chinese (Traditional) 保全人員, 警衛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保安人员, 警卫…
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