Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tumbler; a leaper or vaulter.
  • n. One of a picked company of irregular riflemen in each regiment of the French infantry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tumbler; a leaper or vaulter.
  • n. One of a picked company of irregular riflemen in each regiment of the French infantry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A leaper; a vaulter.
  • n. Formerly, in France, a member of a light-armed picked company, placed on the left of a battalion; under the second empire, a member of one of several special infantry regiments.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • French voltigeur company deploys into skirmish order in the light woods.

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  • This is a nice picture of the voltigeur loading his musket in what I consider to be a realistic and dynamic pose.

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  • This is one of my favorite figures in the range and looks great standing next to the firing voltigeur pictured below.

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  • This breaks down into 7 line companies, 1 grenadier company, and 1 voltigeur company.

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  • French battalion in line with voltigeur company in skirmish order.

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  • He had not made the men change their breeches because he reckoned that would take too much time, and a sharp-eyed voltigeur might wonder why the redcoats had dark-green trousers, but he would risk that.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • Sharpe reloaded the rifle, knelt by the back window and saw a voltigeur at the yard's end twitch back as he was struck by a bullet fired from the attic.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • The man Harper had shot crawled away and Sharpe aimed his rifle at the gap between the buildings, expecting another voltigeur to appear at any moment.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • He went first, jumping down the steps, sprinting towards the track, stopping at the dunghill, turning and dropping to one knee, and the red-jacketed Riflemen were spreading in the skirmish line either side of him as he aimed the rifle at the side of the house, looking for an officer, seeing none, but there was a voltigeur taking aim with his musket.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • No one was watching him, they were all staring at the column which edged ever closer, or if some men were watching him then they must assume he was aiming at a voltigeur.

    Sharpe's Escape

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