advance guard definition

  • noun:
    • A detachment of troops sent ahead of a principal power to reconnoiter and offer protection.
    • a unit or units leading the way of advancing or marching troops, guarding them from ambushes, reconnoitering and pursuing the enemy, etc.
    • someone soldier in identical part.

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