narrow pennant
Pennant Pen"nant, n. [OE. penon, penoun, pynoun, OF. penon, F. pennon, fr. L. penna feather. See {Pen} a feather, and cf. {Pennon}, {Pinion}.] (Naut.) (a) A small flag; a pennon. The {narrow pennant}, or {long pennant} (called also whip or coach whip) is a long, narrow piece of bunting, carried at the masthead of a government vessel in commission. The {board pennant} is an oblong, nearly square flag, carried at the masthead of a commodore's vessel. ``With flags and pennants trimmed.'' --Drayton. (b) A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pennant — Pen nant, n. [OE. penon, penoun, pynoun, OF. penon, F. pennon, fr. L. penna feather. See {Pen} a feather, and cf. {Pennon}, {Pinion}.] (Naut.) (a) A small flag; a pennon. The {narrow pennant}, or {long pennant} (called also whip or coach whip) is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pennant — may refer to: * Pennon (or pennant), a narrow, tapering flag commonly flown by ships at sea: ** Pennant (commissioning), the traditional sign of a warship, flown from its masthead while the ship is in commission ** Broad pennant, flown from the… …   Wikipedia

  • pennant — [pen′ənt] n. [< PENNON, altered by assoc. with PENDANT] 1. any long, narrow, usually triangular flag, as used in naval signal hoists, for a school banner, etc. 2. any such flag symbolizing a championship, esp. in baseball …   English World dictionary

  • pennant — [[t]pe̱nənt[/t]] pennants 1) N COUNT A pennant is a long, narrow, triangular flag. The second car was flying the Ghanaian pennant. Syn: flag 2) N COUNT In baseball, a pennant is a flag that is given each year to the top team in a league. The… …   English dictionary

  • pennant — UK [ˈpenənt] / US noun Word forms pennant : singular pennant plural pennants 1) [countable] a long narrow flag with a pointed end, used mainly by ships, businesses, and teams 2) the pennant in the US, the flag that is the symbol and prize for… …   English dictionary

  • pennant — pen|nant [ˈpenənt] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: pennon + pendant] 1.) a long narrow pointed flag used on ships or by schools, sports teams etc 2.) the pennant the prize given to the best team in the American and National League baseball… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pennant — pen|nant [ penənt ] noun 1. ) count a long narrow flag with a pointed end, used mainly by ships, schools, and people who want to show which sports team they support 2. ) the pennant in the U.S., the flag that is the symbol and prize for winning… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pennant — noun (C) 1 a long narrow pointed flag used on ships or by schools, sports teams, etc 2 the pennant the prize given to the best team in the American and National baseball competitions …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pennant — pen·nant || penÉ™nt n. long and narrow flag; miracle; pendant …   English contemporary dictionary

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