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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ve•dettevɪˈdɛt(n.)

or vi•dette

  1. a mounted sentry in advance of the outposts of an army.

    Category: Military

Origin of vedette:

1680–90; < F < It vedetta outlook where a sentinel is posted, alter. of earlier veletta

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.


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