Guidon definition

gīdŏn, gīdn
A soldier bearing such a flag or pennant.
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(historical) A small flag or pennant carried by the guide of mounted cavalry.
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The identification flag of a military unit or the soldier carrying it.
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A small pennant or banner carried by infantry soldiers to direct troop movement.
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A soldier assigned to carry such a banner.
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A small flag or pennant carried as a standard by a military unit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
guidon
Plural:
guidons

Origin of guidon

  • French from Old French from Old Italian guidone from guidare to guide from Old Provençal guidar guide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French guidon, from Italian guidone.

    From Wiktionary