a : any of various nautical flags tapering usually to a point or swallowtail and used for identification or signaling
b : a flag or banner longer in the fly than in the hoist; especially : one that tapers to a point
: a flag emblematic of championship (as in a professional baseball league); also : the championship itself
Examples of PENNANT
- pennants waving atop the tower
- The Red Sox won the American League pennant in 2004.
Origin of PENNANT
alteration of pendant
First Known Use: 1698
Related to PENNANT
- banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], flag, pennon, standard, streamer
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