noun pen·nant \ˈpe-nənt\

: a long, thin, pointed flag

baseball : the prize that is awarded to the champions of the American League and the National League each year

Full Definition of PENNANT

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

  1. pennants waving atop the tower
  2. The Red Sox won the American League pennant in 2004.

Origin of PENNANT

alteration of pendant
First Known Use: 1698

Rhymes with PENNANT


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