Volant

Vo"lant

(?; 277), a. [L. volans, -antis, p. pr. of volare to fly: cf. F. volant.] 1. Passing through the air upon wings, or as if upon wings; flying; hence, passing from place to place; current.
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English silver now was current, and our gold volant in the pope's court.
Fuller.
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2. Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid. "His volant touch." Milton.
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3. (Her.) Represented as flying, or having the wings spread; as, an eagle volant.
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Volant piece (Anc. Armor), an adjustable piece of armor, for guarding the throat, etc., in a joust.
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Vo*lan"te

(?), n. [Sp., prop., flying.] A two-wheeled carriage formerly much used in Cuba. The body is in front of the axle; the driver rides on the horse.
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