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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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She said police had been called to keep guard at the temple throughout the days leading up to the incident.
BATMAN (CyHAN)- People living in the southeastern province of Batman's Ecyy-yr village keep guard in turn night and day to protect their crops from pigs.
WHETHER cats are bothering your fish or damaging your flowerbeds or vegetable patches, these weatherproof Cat Scarers will keep guard and scare them away
West Mercia currently has 55 dogs of varying breeds, who live at the homes of their police handlers, and have been trained to sniff out criminals and stolen property, deal with violent or armed offenders and keep guard at football matches and incidents of disorder.
Mr Matthews said, 'One stood outside to keep guard, and another was waving the machete around.
Mr Haines said a scuffle broke out at the front of the house between Daniel Campbell, aged 21, of Roseberry Avenue, Bell Green, Coventry, and Mr Kyle junior, who managed to free himself and went back into the house to keep guard at the front door to stop anyone else from entering.
Speaking to Cihan news agency, Murat TE-rkmen, head of EyE-p Sultan Camii located in Amsterdam stated that they began to keep guard to protect their mosque following arson calls on Facebook.
From now until the end of July RSPB wardens and an army of volunteers will keep guard on the little terns at Gronant beach 24 hours a day.