- 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
Word Origin and History for vedette
"mounted sentinel placed in advance of an outpost," 1680s, from French vedette, from Italian vedetta, probably from vedere "to see" (see vista).