a small flag or streamer carried as a guide, for marking or signaling, or for identification.
the soldier carrying it.
- Compare colorbearer.
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How to use guidon in a sentence
With the regiment were two young boys, who carried the marking guidons, and Hyde ordered these to the rear.Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895 | Various
Cavalry regiments, except hussars, carry guidons or standards for ceremonial purposes.
Ten thousand cavalrymen with guidons streaming from their lances!The Fall of a Nation | Thomas Dixon
With his staff he rode away—a leaf brown figure, looming large in the misty half light, against the red guidons of the east.The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
There seemed to be two or three of them—possibly they were guidons—and they moved too fast to be carried on foot.The Battle of Gettysburg | Frank Aretas Haskell
British Dictionary definitions for guidon
a small pennant, used as a marker or standard, esp by cavalry regiments
the man or vehicle that carries this
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