Also found in: Wikipedia.


Variant of vedette.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Military) a variant spelling of vedette
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


or vi•dette


a mounted sentry in advance of the outposts of an army.
[1680–90; < French < Italian vedetta outlook where a sentinel is posted, alter. of earlier veletta]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
If D'Artagnan had wished to place himself as a vidette for an expedition, he could not have succeeded better.
Passing the infantry pickets, the detachment soon afterward approached two cavalry videttes staring hard into the darkness ahead.
The investigator will encounter nothing less than a line of battle; there is no need of pickets, videttes, skirmishers, to give warning of our approach; our attacking lines will be visible, conspicuous, exposed to an artillery fire that will shave the ground the moment they break from cover, and for half the distance to a sheet of rifle bullets in which nothing can live.
Denis and his comrades were part of a defence convoy crossing the Atlantic Ocean on board the HMS Vidette (D48) V and W class destroyer.
In Malibu, where a fire last year destroyed many homes, Vidette Bell had her front door and garage barricaded with sandbags even before a previous storm hit.
[No response] To Editor-in-Chief Ema Sasic, The Vidette, Student Newspaper of Illinois State University: Please publish this email and the attached cartoon in The Vidette to help encourage ISU students to engage in free-speech issues.
Born Birkenhead 1924 Passed away peacefully in Chertsey Surrey, aged 92 Ex RN H.M.S Vidette. Atlantic Convoys 1943-45.
I had walked out over Kearsarge Pass to resupply and hiked back in over the same pass to make a delightful campsite just beyond Vidette Meadow.
She has also read about depression and burnout, recommending The Joy of Burnout by Dina Glouberman, and Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing by Vidette Todaro-Franceschi.
Anson Michael Dwayne Jr & Vidette Kaye, 80726 Territorial Highway, Eugene; Master Bathroom And Closet Addition To Existing Dwelling; $36,048.
Instead of graduating in 1878, he graduated in 1880 with Shipman (Vidette 1880 Jun 24).