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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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The statue of Welsh medieval hero prince Llewelyn ap Iorweth, which has stood guard over Conwy's Lancaster Square through all its many changes since 1898, is seen here in the 1920s (above) and as it is today (left
Not only is the Nelson statue in the Bull Ring being reunited with the railings that formerly protected it, but the city has also managed to retrieve two cannons that formerly stood guard over a monument of the naval hero.
Part of the street, near the town centre, was cordoned off and police stood guard outside the house.
Mr Firmager, 70, asked a nearby shopkeeper to call police while he stood guard outside the door.
They stood guard while state police played a waiting game, fearing bloodshed.
As the jurors were individually polled on their verdict, Poynton nodded and said, ``Good, good,'' as four bailiffs stood guard.
One boy stood guard while another held the victim's arms above her head.
A LOYAL dog stood guard over his dead owner until a neighbour discovered the man's body days later.
Two men in balaclavas ran into the bank while another stood guard outside with a sawn-off shotgun.
Across the Santa Clarita Valley, north of Castaic, a line of firefighters stood guard protecting the remote Paradise Ranch mobile home park from a second fire.
FOR seven centuries, a castle has stood guard over the town of Inverness, defying everything that man and nature could throw at it.
The waiters are Lloyd's liveried staff and have stood guard over the 300-year-old insurance market since its foundations in the late 16th century.