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Meaning of PENNANT

Pronunciation:  'penunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long flag; often tapering
  2. [n]  the award given to the champion
  3. [n]  a flag longer than it is wide (and often tapering)

PENNANT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: crown, pennon, streamer, waft
 See Also: accolade, award, flag, flag, honor, honour, laurels, pennoncel, pennoncelle, penoncel, signal flag



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pen"nant\, n. [OE. penon, penoun, pynoun, OF. penon, F.
pennon, fr. L. penna feather. See {Pen} a feather, and cf.
{Pennon}, {Pinion}.] (Naut.)
(a) A small flag; a pennon. The {narrow, or long, pennant}
    (called also whip or coach whip) is a long, narrow piece
    of bunting, carried at the masthead of a government
    vessel in commission. The {board pennant} is an oblong,
    nearly square flag, carried at the masthead of a
    commodore's vessel. ``With flags and pennants trimmed.''
(b) A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: and blue, banderole, banner, banneret, black flag, blue ensign, bunting, burgee, coachwhip, color, colors, Dannebrog, ensign, flag, gonfalon, gonfanon, guidon, house flag, jack, Jolly Roger, long pennant, merchant flag, national flag, Old Glory, oriflamme, pendant, pennon, pennoncel, red, red ensign, royal standard, signal flag, standard, Stars and Stripes, Star-Spangled Banner, streamer, swallowtail, tricolor, Union Flag, Union Jack, vexillum, white