bodyguard

Definitions of bodyguard
  1. noun
    someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    synonyms: escort
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    types:
    outrider
    an escort who rides ahead (as a member of the vanguard)
    Praetorian, Praetorian Guard
    a member of the Praetorian Guard
    beefeater, yeoman, yeoman of the guard
    officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
    type of:
    defender, guardian, protector, shielder
    a person who cares for persons or property
  2. noun
    a group of men who escort and protect some important person
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    types:
    Praetorian Guard
    the elite bodyguard of a Roman Emperor in ancient Rome
    type of:
    detachment
    a small unit of troops of special composition
    guard
    a military unit serving to protect some place or person
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