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pennon

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noun pen·non \ˈpe-nən\

Definition of pennon

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

  2. 2 :  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

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