guard of honour



  • roast lamb consisting of two best ends or racks of lamb, rib bones scraped as for a crown roast and interlinked, with the vertebrae at the base and the skin side outwards so as to look like a guard of honour. The space between two joints may be filled with stuffing. The bone ends are fitted with cutlet frills before presentation.


  • noun a detachment of servicemen and servicewomen assigned to salute a dignitary on a parade or other formal occasion