guidon

[ gahyd-n ]
/ ˈgaɪd n /

noun Military.

a small flag or streamer carried as a guide, for marking or signaling, or for identification.
the soldier carrying it.

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Origin of guidon

1540–50; < Middle French < Italian guidone, equivalent to guid(are) to guide + -one noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for guidon

guidon
/ (ˈɡaɪdən) /

noun

a small pennant, used as a marker or standard, esp by cavalry regiments
the man or vehicle that carries this

Word Origin for guidon

C16: from French, from Old Provençal guidoo, from guida guide
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