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.
English silver now was current, and our gold volant in the pope's court.Fuller.
2. Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid. "His volant touch."
(Her.) Represented as flying, or having the wings spread; as, an eagle
(Anc. Armor), an adjustable piece of armor, for guarding the throat, etc., in a joust.
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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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