(¦)äˌvänt + ˈ-
plural -s
avant-couriers plural, archaic : the scouts or advance guard of an army
: one that goes or comes before another

called also herald

Word History


French avant-courrier, from avant + courrier courier

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“Avant-courier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avant-courier. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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