Definition of pennant
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 : a flag emblematic of championship (as in a professional baseball league); also : the championship itself
Examples of pennant in a Sentence
pennants waving atop the tower
The Red Sox won the American League pennant in 2004.
Recent Examples of pennant from the Web
The best part was nobody lost the deal; the Sox added elite prospects and the Cubs gained someone good enough to impact a pennant race.
Wednesday's game is at 12:05 p.m. and billed as parks and rec day with a pennant giveaway to the first 4,000 kids 14 and under.
Connor Grossman A handful of surprise teams have emerged as postseason contenders, but how many will be able to stay around in the pennant race?
Cubs manager Joe Maddon, however, will be calling the shots for the National League, a perk of winning the previous year’s pennant.
George Richards @GeorgeRichards Other relatively cheaper souvenir’s spotted: A cloth pennant, with or without Mickey Mouse ($15); shot glass ($10); 30-oz cold tumbler ($30); lanyard with ticket holder ($15); official game program ($15).
Under baseball’s new labor contract, the Series now starts in the ballpark of the pennant winner with the better record.
Under baseball's new labor contract, the Series now starts in the ballpark of the pennant winner with the better record.
The Indians are discussing giving a shot in the rotation to Ryan Merritt, who threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings to help the Indians beat Toronto and clinch the American League pennant last October.
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Origin and Etymology of pennant
alteration of pendant
First Known Use: 1698See Words from the same year
PENNANT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of pennant for Students
1 : a narrow pointed flag used for identification, signaling, or decoration
2 : a flag that serves as the emblem of a championship
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