pen·​non | \ ˈpe-nən How to pronounce pennon (audio) \

Definition of pennon

1a : a long usually triangular or swallow-tailed streamer typically attached to the head of a lance as an ensign
2 : wing, pinion

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Synonyms for pennon


banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, flag, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, standard, streamer

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Examples of pennon in a Sentence

pennons flew from the yachts gathered in the harbor for the festival

First Known Use of pennon

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for pennon

Middle English, from Anglo-French penun, diminutive of penne quill, wing feather — more at pen

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The first known use of pennon was in the 14th century

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