Vo"lant [L. volans, -antis, p. pr. of volare to fly: cf. F. volant.]
Passing through the air upon wings, or as if upon wings; flying; hence, passing from place to place; current.
English silver now was current, and our gold volant in the pope's court.
Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid.
Represented as flying, or having the wings spread; as, an eagle volant.
Volant piece Anc. Armor, an adjustable piece of armor, for guarding the throat, etc., in a joust.
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