What does vedette mean?

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  1. vedette(Noun)

    A sentinel, usually on horseback, stationed on the outpost of an army, to watch an enemy and give notice of danger.

  2. Origin: From vedette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vedette(noun)

    a sentinel, usually on horseback, stationed on the outpost of an army, to watch an enemy and give notice of danger; a vidette

  2. Origin: [F. vedette, It. vedetta, for veletta (influenced by vedere to see, L. videre), from It. veglia watch, L. vigilia. See Vigil.]


  1. Vedette

    The French military term vedette, also spelled vidette, migrated into English and other languages to refer to a mounted sentry or outpost, who has the function of bringing information, giving signals or warnings of danger, etc., to a main body of troops. In modern terms, the soldiers who man listening-posts are the equivalent of vedettes. All around Salisbury Plain in southern England, the roads connecting the plain with the surrounding countryside feature a brick-built guard-post, manned by security officers whenever there is military activity beyond that point. They are known as vedettes, each being named for a local geographic feature. The Gardjola in Senglea, Malta is an example of a vedette. It may be referred to in French as an échauguette. Navies use the term vedette to refer to a small scouting or patrol boat. The term has also been used for specific naval vessels, and a class of flying boat.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vedette

    ve-det′, n. a mounted sentry stationed at the outposts of an army to watch an enemy. [Fr.,—It. vedettavedere, to see—L. vidēre, to see.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vedette in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vedette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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