noun \ˈpe-nən\

Definition of PENNON

a :  a long usually triangular or swallow-tailed streamer typically attached to the head of a lance as an ensign
b :  pennant 1a
:  wing, pinion

Examples of PENNON

  1. <pennons flew from the yachts gathered in the harbor for the festival>

Origin of PENNON

Middle English, from Anglo-French penun, diminutive of penne quill, wing feather — more at pen
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PENNON


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