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guard of honour

noun [C usually singular] UK (US guard of honor) uk   us  
a group of people, usually soldiers, who are arranged in a row at a special occasion such as a marriage ceremony or an official visit, to honour someone very important
Translations of “guard of honour”
in Chinese (Traditional) 儀仗隊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仪仗队…
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