Voltigeur

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Voltigeur A tumbler; a leaper or vaulter.
    • Voltigeur (Mil) One of a picked company of irregular riflemen in each regiment of the French infantry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n voltigeur A leaper; a vaulter.
    • n voltigeur Formerly, in France, a member of a light-armed picked company, placed on the left of a battalion; under the second empire, a member of one of several special infantry regiments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Voltigeur vol-ti-zhėr′ a vaulter or tumbler: formerly in the French army, one of a light-armed company of picked men placed on the left of a battalion: under the Second Empire, a member of several special infantry regiments.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. voltiger, to vault, It. volteggiare,. See Volt a tread
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Voltigeur went confidently forward, and I was very content to sit upon his back and to peer about me, avoiding every light.
"The Adventures of Gerard" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I got an officer of the voltigeurs, with a mountain howitzer and men to work it, to go with me.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
I got an officer of the voltigeurs, with a mountain howitzer and men to work it, to go with me.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
I got an officer of the voltigeurs, with a mountain howitzer and men to work it, to go with me.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 1." by Ulysses S. Grant
The voltigeurs retired across the bridge again, and the fight came to an end.
"With Moore at Corunna" by G. A. Henty
The Voltigeur troops were French-Canadians with a small sprinkling of British.
"An Account Of The Battle Of Chateauguay" by William D. Lighthall
M. Anatole Belhomme, of the Voltigeurs?
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
Captains James Nelson Caldwell, of the Voltigeurs, and Arthur C. Cummings, Eleventh Infantry, were severely wounded.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
Three hundred voltigeurs immediately passed the river, in order to cover the erection of the bridges.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
ANDREWS, COLONEL, Voltigeurs, 328.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
During the Mexican war he was permitted to take command of a voltigeur regiment, and rendered brilliant service.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
Colonel DeSalaberry had done his best with the aid of his Voltigeurs to make the road a bad one to travel on.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
They were voltigeurs from another battalion.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
As the column came up the road, the voltigeurs, scattered along the road on either side, advanced at a run.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The IInd Corps of the French Army thus assailed was now reinforced by the Guard Voltigeur Division.
"The Franco-German War of 1870-71" by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
The curious case of the Voltigeur uniform.
"American Military Insignia 1800-1851" by J. Duncan Campbell
D'Amour, J., 9th Voltigeurs de Quebec.
"South Africa and the Boer-British War, Volume I" by J. Castell Hopkins
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In news:

Lucarno Battles to Victory in Great Voltigeur .
Lucarno repelled a four-strong challenge from Aidan O'Brien's stable to capture the Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes (Eng-II) at York August 21.
Energizer , to run in Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York, was the first German horse to win at Royal Ascot in June.
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