Defense vs Outguard - What's the difference?

defense | outguard |


As nouns the difference between defense and outguard

is that defense is defence (action of defending or protecting from attack, danger or injury, or any means for that purpose) while outguard is (military) a guard or small body of troops at a distance from the main body of an army, to watch for the approach of an enemy.

defense

English

Alternative forms

* defence (British)

Noun

  • (en noun) (US)
  • The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury.
  • Anything employed to oppose attack(s).
  • # A strategy and tactics employed to prevent the other team from scoring; contrasted with offense.
  • # The portion of a team dedicated to preventing the other team from scoring; contrasted with offense.
  • An argument in support or justification of something.
  • Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.
  • Department of Defense
  • Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • Severe defenses against wearing any linen under a certain breadth.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * offense

    Derived terms

    * antidefense * ecodefense * Nuremberg defense * defensive * defensiveness * defensive scheme * defensive system

    outguard

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (military) A guard or small body of troops at a distance from the main body of an army, to watch for the approach of an enemy.
  • (by extension) Anything for defense placed at a distance from the thing to be defended.
  • (Webster 1913)