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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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In his prime Stand Guard farmed low-grade races of this type, splitting his wins between Lingfield, Kempton, Southwell and Wolverhampton.
Two of the all-weather record-breaker's victories this year, in which seven withdrawals left Stand Guard with a sole rival on each occasion, are under the BHA microscope amid concerns punters took advantage of the Rule 4 system governing deductions for non-runners.
Last month the BHA informed the Gambling Commission over concerns about the seller from which Stand Guard was taken out on a self-certificate, which further exposed a weakness in the rule 4 system which enabled early backers of subsequent race winner Mr Burbidge to get 1-4 about a horse returned at 1-10.
January 28 Big match between record chasers La Estrella and Stand Guard suddenly halted as La Estrella is withdrawn on veterinary advice.
At the time La Estrella was taken out, he was trading as low as 4-6, Stand Guard was available at around 11-10 and any price the rag.
FRUSTRATED bookmakers hit out over the controversial late withdrawal of Stand Guard from the selling race at Southwell yesterday that once more exposed a rule 4 weakness as the BHA said it would inquire into the circumstances.
Seldom has a humble seller attracted as much interest as the clash between all-weather kings La Estrella and Stand Guard in the 2.
SOUTHWELL HISTORY could be in the making today at Southwell, where Stand Guard is engaged in the seller, writes Richard Birch.
The boys took turns to stand guard while they allegedly attacked the terrified 11-year-old, warning her: "If you tell anyone we will beat you up.