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guidon


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guidon  \Gui"don\,  n.  [F.  guidon,  It  guidone.  See  {Guide},  v. 
  t.] 
  1.  A  small  flag  or  streamer,  as  that  carried  by  cavalry, 
  which  is  broad  at  one  end  and  nearly  pointed  at  the  other 
  or  that  used  to  direct  the  movements  of  a  body  of 
  infantry,  or  to  make  signals  at  sea;  also  the  flag  of  a 
  guild  or  fraternity.  In  the  United  States  service,  each 
  company  of  cavalry  has  a  guidon. 
 
  The  pendants  and  guidons  were  carried  by  the  officer 
  of  the  army.  --Evelyn.