advance guard

advance guard
noun
1. : a detachment usually divided into point, advance party, support, and reserve preceding a body of troops on the march to protect it and secure its uninterrupted advance

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adˈvance guard 7 [advance guard] (also adˈvanced guard) noun countable + singular or plural verb
a group of soldiers who go somewhere to make preparations before other soldiers arrive

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  • advance guard — index precursor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • advance guard — n. a detachment of troops sent ahead to reconnoiter and protect the line of march …   English World dictionary

  • advance guard — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms advance guard : singular advance guard plural advance guards a small group of people, especially soldiers, that is sent to a place before other people to start the work that needs to be done there …   English dictionary

  • advance guard support — First of the two main parts of an advance guard, the other being the advance guard reserve. It is made up of three smaller elements, in order from front to rear, the advance guard point, the advance party, and the support proper. The advance… …   Military dictionary

  • advance guard reserve — Second of the two main parts of an advance guard, the other being the advance guard support. It protects the main force and is itself protected by the advance guard support. Small advance guards do not have reserves …   Military dictionary

  • advance guard — Synonyms and related words: airhead, armed guard, avant garde, bank guard, battle line, beachhead, bridgehead, coast guard, cordon, cordon sanitaire, farthest outpost, first line, forefront, front, front line, front rank, front runner, garrison,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • advance guard — Detachment sent ahead of the main force to ensure its uninterrupted advance; to protect the main body against surprise; to facilitate the advance by removing obstacles and repairing roads and bridges; and to cover the deployment of the main body… …   Military dictionary

  • advance guard — /ədˈvæns gad/ (say uhd vans gahd) noun a body of troops going before the main force to clear the way, guard against surprise, etc. Also, advanced guard …  

  • advance guard — a body of troops going before the main force to clear the way, guard against surprise, etc. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • advance guard — noun a) a unit or units leading the way of advancing or marching troops, guarding them from ambushes, reconnoitering and pursuing the enemy, etc. b) an individual soldier in the same role. Syn: avant guard, vanguard …   Wiktionary

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