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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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He took guard at 49 for five and was on 12 when, at 101 for seven, he received another thunderbolt from the magnificent Allan Donald from the Pavilion end.
As England landed in South Africa last night, their Zimbabwe tour finished, skipper Vaughan returned to the city where he took guard for his Test debut five years ago with England 2 for 4.
and a certain future captain, who took guard on his Test debut in Johannesburg with England reeling on 2 for 4.
Heading for his silver Jaguar parked on the Headingley rugby pitch just behind the dressing rooms, the 29-year-old looked as nervous as when he took guard at two for four against South Africa on his Test debut in 1999.
Serenaded before start of play and as he took guard by the crowd singing Happy Birthday, Lara led the West Indies to a comfortable four-wicket win with 17 balls to spare at the glorious Beausejour stadium.
Sri Lankan wicket keeper Sangakkara (below) tried to turn the heat on Hussain, whose sledging upset Muttiah Muralitharan last week, by bursting into song when the former England captain took guard.
From the moment he took guard on his Test debut with England 2 for 4 against South Africa in Johannesburg, and Allan Donald was bowling like the wind, I've liked the cut of Vaughan's jib.
By the time Durham's overseas signing took guard, however, Caddick, Harmison, White and Dawson were bereft of energy, inspiration or cutting edge.
Finger-wagging Bucknor marched down the Old Trafford pitch to lecture the England captain and reported him to ICC referee Gundappa Viswanath for sledging Fernando as he took guard.
A smartly turned contingent of cadets of PAF Academy Risalpur took guards duties at mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam to commemorate his visit to the PAF Academy Risalpur 64 years ago.
Earlier, a smartly turned contingent of cadets of PAF Academy Risalpur took guards duties at mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam to commemorate his visit to the PAF Academy Risalpur 64 years ago.