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Definition of the National Guard noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    the National Guard

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  1. 1the army in each state of the U.S. that can be used by the federal government if needed
  2. 2a small army, often used to protect a political leader
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: the National Guard