(pr*d" or pr"d), n. [See Perdu, a.] 1. One placed on watch, or in ambush.
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2. A soldier sent on a forlorn hope. Shak.
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} (pr*d" or pr"d), a. [F. perdu, f. perdue, lost, p. p. of perdre to lose, L. perdere. See Perdition.] 1. Lost to view; in concealment or ambush; close.
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He should lie perdue who is to walk the round.
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2. Accustomed to, or employed in, desperate enterprises; hence, reckless; hopeless. "A perdue captain." Beau. & Fl.
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