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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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RULED OUT Stand Guard (left) was withdrawn from a race at Southwell on Tuesday
Stand Guard ridden by Tom Queally (left) was victorious at Southwell
Indian police officials stand guard outside the house of Hindu hardline Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray after news of his death was announced in Mumbai
Thomas Boyd / The Register-Guard A cardboard cutout of actress Angelina Jolie in her `Tomb Raider' costume appears to stand guard over the quiet town of Drain on Monday afternoon from the window of Betty's Tourist Trap store on First Street.
They lay him down and stand guard over him for several minutes, then they take turns beating him.
The radiator steam traps stand guard at the outlet of each radiator "rung." Their job is to keep steam pressure out of the return side of the "ladder."
The 11-year-old, who has 24 wins to his name on artificial surfaces, has been sidelined since being a late withdrawal from an intended showdown with the current record-holder Stand Guard at Southwell in January.
Two Egyptian policemen stand guard at the grave of Carmen Weinstein at Cairo's Jewish cemetery.
LINGFIELD 12.20 Plunder 12.50 Proventi 1.20 Billy Red 1.55 Mia's Boy 2.25 Be Perfect 3.00 Stand Guard 3.35 Norfolk Sky.
LINGFIELD: 12.20 Plunder, 12.50 Proventi, 1.20 Billy Red, 1.55 Mia's Boy, 2.25 Be Perfect, 3.00 Stand Guard, 3.35 Norfolk Sky.
LINGFIELD: 12.20 PLUNDER (NAP), 12.50 Proventi, 1.20 Billy Red, 1.55 Mia's Boy, 2.25 Be Perfect, 3.00 Stand Guard, 3.35 Norfolk Sky.