board 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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