Definition of guidon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡīdn/


A pennant that narrows to a point or fork at the free end, especially one used as the standard of a light cavalry regiment.
Example sentences
  • British cavalry standards and guidons are made of crimson silk embroidered with the appropriate regimental badges and insignia and battle honours.
  • The parade will involve soldiers from throughout the nation, past and present equipment and a gathering of all the army's colours, guidons, banners and standards along with the first public parade of the new Army Banner.
  • The men of the Australian Light Horse have been honoured at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance with a commemorative service and a handover of regimental guidons to the shrine's trustees.


Mid 16th century: from French, from Italian guidone, from guida 'a guide'.

Words that rhyme with guidon

Dryden, Leiden, Poseidon, Sidon, widen

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Syllabification: gui·don

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