Definition of ENSIGN

a device, design, or figure used as an identifying mark <that ensign of tutorial authority, the hickory stick>
a piece of cloth with a special design that is used as an emblem or for signaling <fittingly, the organization promoting the welfare of marine life features a dolphin on its ensign>
Synonyms banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, pennon, standard, streamer

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