Outguard

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Outguard (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outguard 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outguard owt′gärd a guard at a distance or at the farthest distance from the main body.
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Usage

In literature:

These groups are called outguards.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
Each outguard in each support is numbered from right to left.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
This is called the "line of observation" or the "line of outguards.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
The position itself is occupied by a small garrison only, with the necessary outguards or patrols in front.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
We had ridden out past the outguard on the armored train, left it and proceeded along the railway.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
The position itself is occupied by a small garrison only, with the necessary outguards or patrols in front.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
There is no people so observant of outguards, as the Spanish race.
"To Cuba and Back" by Richard Henry Dana
These groups are called outguards.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
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