pennant

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noun pen·nant \ˈpe-nənt\

Definition of pennant

  1. 1a :  any of various nautical flags tapering usually to a point or swallowtail and used for identification or signalingb :  a flag or banner longer in the fly than in the hoist; especially :  one that tapers to a point

  2. 2 :  a flag emblematic of championship (as in a professional baseball league); also :  the championship itself

Examples of pennant in a Sentence

  1. pennants waving atop the tower

  2. The Red Sox won the American League pennant in 2004.

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Origin and Etymology of pennant

alteration of pendant


First Known Use: 1698


PENNANT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of pennant for English Language Learners

  • : a long, thin, pointed flag

  • baseball : the prize that is awarded to the champions of the American League and the National League each year


PENNANT Defined for Kids

pennant

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noun pen·nant \ˈpe-nənt\

Definition of pennant for Students

  1. 1 :  a narrow pointed flag used for identification, signaling, or decoration

  2. 2 :  a flag that serves as the emblem of a championship



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