pennon

noun

pen·​non ˈpe-nən How to pronounce pennon (audio)
1
a
: a long usually triangular or swallow-tailed streamer typically attached to the head of a lance as an ensign
2

Examples of pennon in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Pennon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pennon. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

pennon

noun
pen·​non ˈpen-ən How to pronounce pennon (audio)
1
: a long triangular or forked streamer attached to the head of a lance as a flag
2

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