To watch by way of caution or defense; to be cautious; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.
A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise.
1) The part of the weapon, between the blade and handle, that protects the hand. 2) A specific defensive position.
English, In ground fighting, the fighter is said to have gone to the guard position when they are face up, on their backs, with their legs wrapped around their opponent, who is on top of them (effectively, the Mount position, inverted).
(1) (noun) a holding that will prevent the opponents from taking a large number of tricks in a given suit; stopper;(2) (verb) prevent the opponents from turning a particular card or cards into winners;(3) (noun) a card or cards held to prevent the opponents from turning a particular card or cards into winners;(4) (noun) a lower card or cards held to prevent the opponents from using high cards to drop a higher card (usually an honor) in the same suit. [Usage: In the holding king-deuce, the deuce is a guard for the king, preventing an opponent from dropping the king with the ace.
A position usually played by players adept at ball-handling, passing or long-range shooting.
the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play"
a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up"
the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers"
a position on a basketball team
Two offensive linemen situated either side of the center.
An offensive position played primarily at the perimeter, or away from the basket.
A number of positions in grappling where the person on bottom is defending themselves and controlling the person on top using their legs. Closed guard is where the position is held with one's legs wrapped around their opponent's waist with their ankles crossed. Open guard
One of the two fencing postures, characterized by offering the option of either attacking or defending. Also, a command issued by the Referee (Director/President) prior to the start of a bout.
A basic position of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. One person has their back on the ground with their legs wrapped around the waist of their opponent who is facing them. The opponent typically keeps a lose center of gravity by resting on their knees.
An offensive lineman. There are two guards, one on either side of the center, whose job it is to guard the quarterback.
a player position on offense
one of two player positions on offense -- see linemen. A 5-player defensive line will have one, and a defensive line of 6 or more players, two guards, while a defensive line of fewer than 5 players has no guard.
A Guard is a bowl played to a position that restricts the opposition from getting to the target.
Offensive players on the offensive line, lining up on the other side of the center. They protect the quarterback and block defenders.
The guard (in Judo sometimes referred to colloquially as do-osae, "trunk hold"Miller, Chris. http://hsma1.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5&Itemid=29&limit=1&limitstart=4 Grappling/Submission Fighting. hsma1.com. URL last accessed on March 4 2006.; in Catch Wrestling, the "front body scissor") is a ground grappling position where one combatant has his or her back to the ground, while holding the other combatant using the legs. In pure grappling combat sports, the guard is considered an advantageous position, since the bottom combatant can attack with various joint locks and chokeholds, while the top combatant's priority is to transition into a more dominant position, a process known as passing the guard.
In American and Canadian football, the guards are the two players that line up between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of a football team.