perdu definition

  • noun:
    • Obsolete A soldier delivered on a particularly dangerous objective.
    • One added to view, or in ambush.
    • A soldier delivered on a forlorn hope.
    • One put on view, or in ambush.
    • A soldier delivered on a forlorn hope.
  • adjective:
    • Concealed.
    • Lost (from a soldier given a mission he could be not likely to get back from).
    • missing to see; in concealment or ambush; near.
    • Accustomed to, or employed in, desperate companies; therefore, reckless; hopeless.

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