answering pennant


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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