• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vedette A sentinel, usually on horseback, stationed on the outpost of an army, to watch an enemy and give notice of danger; a vidette.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vedette A sentinel on horseback stationed at some outpost or on an elevation to watch an enemy and give notice of danger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vedette ve-det′ a mounted sentry stationed at the outposts of an army to watch an enemy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vedette, It. vedetta, for veletta,influenced by vedere, to see, L. videre,), from It. veglia, watch, L. vigilia,. See Vigil
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. vedettavedere, to see—L. vidēre, to see.


In literature:

He had placed himself on picket there, with Perico for his vedette.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
As the sun dropped he dispatched four mounted men to act as vedettes.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
How they crept up close to the fort and captured a vedette within two gun-shots of the gate.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
The principles to be observed in placing pickets, vedettes, etc., he can very well do without.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
They were challenged by vedettes as they reached the outskirts of the camp, but allowed to pass through.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
The vedettes had signalled.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
The troopers, veritable Uhlans this time, had posted neither sentry nor vedette in the lane.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
Then vedettes rode out to keep their lonely watch, and all was still.
"Draw Swords!" by George Manville Fenn
This was at the embarcadere, as she stepped on to the vedette.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
Their vedettes would see us from afar, and give them time to decamp.
"The Finger of Fate" by Mayne Reid
Before any of the Belgian vedettes can come up they will be off again.
"The Dispatch-Riders" by Percy F. Westerman
He has, though, a few words of praise for the volunteer cavalry, the Guides, who were extremely useful as vedettes.
"George Alfred Henty" by George Manville Fenn
Upon the hill a single vedette stood motionless, a carbineer named Schenkel.
"For Sceptre and Crown, Vol. I (of II)" by Gregor Samarow
Stolzenberg recalled his vedettes.
"For Sceptre and Crown, Vol. II (of II)" by Gregor Samarow
At Hawes's Shop a picket was driven off and several vedettes captured.
"From Manassas to Appomattox" by James Longstreet
At that point the vedettes were stationed.
"Four Years A Scout and Spy" by E. C. Downs
Dom Erminio has either no vedettes out, or our vanguard has stalked them and cut their throats.
"Long Odds" by Harold Bindloss
A vedette outpost of five men held the bridge.
"The Balkan Peninsula" by Frank Fox
Before closing the window she listened, with the true instinct of a vedette, to the sounds without.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 391, May, 1848" by Various
At midnight the vedette came in and reported that no one had crossed.
"The Mercenary" by W. J. Eccott

In news:

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