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[vah-wawrd, vou-awrd]
noun Archaic.
  1. vanguard.
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Origin of vaward

1325–75; Middle English, variant of va(u)mwarde, vantward, aphetic for avantward < Anglo-French avantwarde, equivalent to avant (see avaunt) + warde < Old English weard ward
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Historical Examples of vaward

  • There must have been a gap between the king's division in the centre and the vaward, or right, for this to be possible.

    Battles of English History

    H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George

  • Of their Vaward they made a forelorne reckoning, and the like did the Vaward of them.