What does the word vaunt mean?

Usage examples for vaunt

  1. You, sulphurous and thought- executed fires, Vaunt- couriers to oak- cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head! – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. This smells more of vaunt than of loyalty; naught- very naught. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. 8- intimating, no doubt, by this magnificent vaunt, that he would endure no rival on this side of the water. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling