- Also called vedette boat. a small naval launch used for scouting.
- a mounted sentry in advance of the outposts of an army.
Origin of vedette
Examples from the Web for vedette
Historical Examples of vedette
I arrived at the bridge at eight o'clock at night, and found a vedette on guard.Bulgaria
The vedette brought his short rifle to bear upon the apparition.
Ashby checked the pursuit and listened to the report of a vedette.
He had placed himself on picket there, with Perico for his vedette.
At midnight the vedette came in and reported that no one had crossed.The Mercenary
W. J. Eccott
- Also called: vedette boat navy a small patrol vessel
- Also called: vidette military a mounted sentry posted forward of a formation's position
Word Origin for vedette
"mounted sentinel placed in advance of an outpost," 1680s, from French vedette, from Italian vedetta, probably from vedere "to see" (see vista).