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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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Police are now keeping guard at the house in Dunstall Hill and the Asian family are staying with friends while detectives investigate the shooting.
We have been keeping guard day and night in order to stop this massacre," the villager said.
Roy Gallon, 59, of Dinnington, a butcher at GL Oliver in the Grainger Market, said: "I left work last night and I didn't see anything, but when I arrived this morning the road outside was cordoned off with police keeping guard.
Farmers across the UK have even been keeping guard over their precious supplies to stop pumpkin rustlers in their tracks.
Policeman Selahattin Koyuncu, who was keeping guard at the time of the attack, was hospitalized at Bitlis State Hospital.
Firkin's was closed to customers this morning, with a police officer keeping guard at the entrance and the scene cordoned off.
Alan, aged 48, who runs Alan Turner Builders, had his van broken into despite alsatian Sam keeping guard inside.
The flats and entrance area have been sealed off and police are keeping guard while scenes-of-crimes officers investigate.
The case for keeping guards is unanswerable and should be reflected in the bidding process.
David Lochbaum, director of the nuclear safety project at the UCS, says that keeping guards in a metaphorical fog is part of the problem.