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 (gī′dŏn′, gīd′n)
1. A small flag or pennant carried as a standard by a military unit.
2. A soldier bearing such a flag or pennant.

[French, from Old French, from Old Italian guidone, from guidare, to guide, from Old Provençal guidar; see guide.]
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1. (Military) a small pennant, used as a marker or standard, esp by cavalry regiments
2. (Military) the man or vehicle that carries this
[C16: from French, from Old Provençal guidoo, from guida guide]
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(ˈgaɪd n)

1. a small military flag carried as a guide for signaling or identification.
2. a soldier carrying a guidon.
[1540–50; < Middle French < Italian guidone=guid(are) to guide + -one n. suffix]
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A spear's length in front of them sat the spare and long-limbed figure of Black Simon, the Norwich fighting man, his fierce, deep-lined face framed in steel, and the silk guidon marked with the five scarlet roses slanting over his right shoulder.
The eight houses demolished were those of Miguel Linaban, Rogelio Linaban, Beatriz Guidon, Magdalena Linaban, Elena Linaban, Medarda Linaban, Dixie Vallejo and Fortunato Linaban.
Following British tradition, regiments, squadrons and naval units hoist a flag, (or pennant or guidon, all known as 'colours'), bearing symbols sacred to that unit, including crowns, crossed swords or animals rampant.
Caylor said he is especially proud of his service between June 1977 and June 1978, when he was a Company Ceremonial Guidon Bearer for the prestigious Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., also known by its street location, "8th and I." He said the unit serves at nationally significant places such as the White House, Camp David and Arlington National Cemetery.
Elles sont assorties en serie de roues en aluminium coule Granit grey metallise mat, des etiers de frein noirs, d'un cadre arriere reste noir, d'un cadre principal argente, d'un guidon argente et d'une chaine cinematique argentee ainsi que d'un porte bagages aluminium blanc mat et d'un support de carenage couleur argent NE-rburg.
'Participants may register as an individual or as a group of [10] and the [m]archers will relay the Freedom March Symbolic Guidon (flag),' the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) said.
But Prince Charles is ( scheduled to attend the coronation service and present and new Guidon to the Queen's Own Yeomanry in West Yorkshire on Sept.
Twenty years ago, on the day that Olson became one of the first-ever women to take command of an operational Air Force flying squadron, a male officer presented her with a military flag, or guidon, to signify her newfound authority.
Since the 1970s, archaeological research by the Franco-Brazilian Archaeological Mission led by Niede Guidon has been undertaken in semi-arid northeastern Brazil, specifically in the southeastern portion of the state of Piaui.
PCCI-Aklan Secretary-General Guidon de la Cruz said several flights to and from Metro Manila and Cebu have been canceled after nearby Boracay Island was ordered closed for six months starting on April 26.