Either of two offensive positions between the center and each of the offensive tackles, whose main responsibilities are to protect the quarterback, and open up "holes" through which offensive players can run.
A player playing a position named guard.
An employee, normally travelling in the last vehicle of a train, responsible for the safety of the train.
For verb: From early Middle French or late Old French (circa 14th cent) guarder, from Frankish *wardēn, from Proto-Germanic *wardāną. Cognate with Old English weardian (whence English to ward). Compare French garder. See also English regard.
For noun: From Middle English garde, from early Middle French or late Old French guarde (whence modern French garde), from the verb guarder. garda, which is from Irish.
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