- Historical a small flag or pennant carried by the guide of mounted cavalry
- the identification flag of a military unit or the soldier carrying it
Origin: Fr < It guidone < guidare < guida: see guide
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- A small flag or pennant carried as a standard by a military unit.
- A soldier bearing such a flag or pennant.
Origin: French, from Old French, from Old Italian guidone, from guidare, to guide, from Old Provençal guidar; see guide.