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Borrowing from French voltigeur, from voltiger (to vault), Italian volteggiare. See volt (a tread).


voltigeur (plural voltigeurs)

  1. A tumbler; a leaper or vaulter.
  2. (military) One of a picked company of irregular riflemen in each regiment of the French infantry.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for voltigeur in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



voltigeur m (plural voltigeurs, feminine voltigeuse)

  1. voltigeur (all senses)
  2. (Canada, baseball) outfielder