Webster 1913 Edition
-antis, p. pr. of
volareto fly: cf. F.
Passing through the air upon wings, or as if upon wings; flying; hence, passing from place to place; current.
English silver now was current, and our gold
volantin the pope’s court.
Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid.“His volant touch.”
Represented as flying, or having the wings spread;
as, an eagle.
an adjustable piece of armor, for guarding the throat, etc., in a joust.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Flying; passing through the air; as volant automata.
2.Nimble; active; as volant touch.
3.In heraldry, represented as flying or having the wings spread.