pennon


pennon

noun

  1. a distinctive flag in any of various forms, as tapering, triangular, or swallow-tailed, formerly one borne on the lance of a knight.
  2. a pennant.
  3. any flag or banner.
  4. a wing or pinion.

noun

  1. a long flag, often tapering and rounded, divided, or pointed at the end, originally a knight’s personal flag
  2. a small tapering or triangular flag borne on a ship or boat
  3. a poetic word for wing

n.long, narrow flag (often triangular or swallow-tailed), late 14c., from Old French penon “feathers of an arrow; streamer, flag, banner,” from penne “feather,” from Latin penna “feather” (see pen (n.1)).

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