avant-guard

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • avant-guard Same as avant-garde n..
    • avant-guard The van or advanced body of an army. See Vanguard.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. avant, before + E. guard, F. avant-garde,. See Avaunt

Usage

In literature:

The advance guard L'avant-garde.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
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In news:

It's well-accepted that "the avant garde becomes the old guard," and this is certainly true within the technology sector.
The Netherlands has a rich history of avante guard jazz.
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