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  • n. One sent in advance; an avant-courier; a precursor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One sent in advance; an avant-courier; a precursor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An avant-courier; one sent before; a precursor; a forerunner.

Etymologies

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French avant-courrier. See avant, van of an army, and courier, and compare avant-courier, vaunt-courier.

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