Definitions for guardantˈgɑr dnt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(of a heraldic animal) having the face toward the viewer and the body in side view.
Origin of guardant:
1565–75; < F gardant
guardant(ip), gardant(ip), full-face(adj)
Positioned with the body viewed from the side, but with the head turned toward the viewer
Origin: guardant, present participle of guarder.
acting as guardian
same as Gardant