volant

Volant \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. [1913 Webster] English silver now was current, and our gold volant in the pope's court. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid. ``His volant touch.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) Represented as flying, or having the wings spread; as, an eagle volant. [1913 Webster] {Volant piece} (Anc. Armor), an adjustable piece of armor, for guarding the throat, etc., in a joust. [1913 Webster]