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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 Beijing, about 400 police stood guard in Tiananmen Square, stopping passers-by, apparently at random, to question them.
A uniformed officer stood guard outside the terraced property as forensic officers in white suits combed the property for clues and took photos.
They locked him in his office and stood guard overnight demanding he stop the cuts.
The Jamaican Defence Force stood guard at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
Armed police stood guard at Coventry Magistrates' Court yesterday for the hearing which lasted more than four hours.
To the cheers of nationalist supporters, a car whisked Mehmet Ali Agca through the gates of the high-security prison as dozens of police officers stood guard.
Palestinian security forces stood guard as bulldozers were brought in to demolish Israeli homes.
While one of the gang, which struck in the Skegoniel area of north Belfast, stood guard over the husband and wife, the others ransacked the property, making off with a sum of money.
After the Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning - when Grubman scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Jordan - Grubman stood guard over the lead with the determination of an armed guard at Fort Knox.
Martin Boyce's Now I've Got Worry (Storage Unit), 1997 a beat-up Eames unit remade to incorporate makeshift signs redolent of the urban badlands, stood guard inside the show's entrance like a disheveled and abstracted Cerberus, warning visitors to GO HOME THERE IS NOTHING 2.
One of the men stood guard at the door while the other two emptied a display case by the window.
The halted train could be seen by drivers on the A1 who slowed to watch as two officers stood guard on the footbridge.