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guard

 [gahrd]
a protective device.
mouth guard any of various removable intraoral appliances that protect the teeth and sometimes the lips and cheeks during contact sports.

guard

(gahrd)
1. To watch over so as to protect or maintain control.
2. A person or thing performing such a function.

guard

A device for protecting something (e.g., a mouth guard or a face guard).

occlusal guard

A removable dental appliance that covers one or both arches and is designed to minimize the damaging effects of bruxism, jaw and head trauma during contact sports, or any detrimental occlusal habits.
See: nightguard; mouth guard
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REIGNING: President McAleese departs for China visit yesterday; TRIP: McAleese takes guard of honour at airport
VAUGHAN takes guard on his Test debut at 2 for 4 at The Wanderers, but he makes a battling 33 in treacherous batting conditions.
He said: "I remember watching Steve Waugh for the first time at Kent and the bloke just exudes confidence in everything he does from the moment he takes guard.