answering pennant

noun

Definition of answering pennant

: a red and white vertically striped pennant with the fly red used in the International Signal Code primarily for the reply “signal is received and understood”

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First Known Use of answering pennant

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Answering pennant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/answering%20pennant. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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