Part of speech: noun

A mounted sentinel. vidette.

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Usage examples "vedette":

  1. Soon I saw another vedette, facing south. - "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.
  2. It was not what Sergeant Grier would have done, but Gallwey knew nothing of vedette duty, and Standish was very young. - "By Right of Purchase", Harold Bindloss.
  3. The stage, being ever en vedette, is best situated to interpret the signs of the times, and is likewise more open to the solicitations of novelty, more ready to try new methods. - "Balzac", Frederick Lawton.