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.

2.

One who carries a flag.

Johnson.

3.

One of a community established at Rome, by Charlemagne, to guide pilgrims to the Holy Land.

 

© Webster 1913.

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