Vaunt-courier meaning

vônt'ko͝or'ē-ər, -kûr'-, vŏnt'-
A person, such as a herald, sent in advance.
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A soldier sent out in advance of an army.
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Obsolete form of van-courier.

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Origin of vaunt-courier

  • Short for obsolete French avaunt-courier Old French avaunt in front vanguard Old French courrier messenger courier
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition