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pen·nant

 (pĕn′ənt)
n.
1. Nautical A long, tapering, usually triangular flag, used on ships for signaling or identification.
2. A flag or an emblem similar in shape to a ship's pennant.
3. Sports
a. A flag that symbolizes the championship of a league, especially a professional baseball league.
b. The championship symbolized by such a flag.

[Blend of pendant and pennon.]
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pennant

(ˈpɛnənt)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a type of pennon, esp one flown from vessels as identification or for signalling
2. (General Sporting Terms) chiefly
a. a flag serving as an emblem of championship in certain sports
b. (as modifier): pennant cricket.
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical another word for pendant5
4. (Economics) same as flag110
[C17: probably a blend of pendant and pennon]
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pen•nant

(ˈpɛn ənt)

n.
1. a long, tapering flag or burgee.
2. a flag serving as an emblem of victory or championship, esp. in baseball.
[1605–15;b. pennon and pendant]
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pennant

- A blend of pendant and pennon, a banner or flag.
See also related terms for pendant.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pennant - the award given to the championpennant - the award given to the champion  
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
2.pennant - a flag longer than it is wide (and often tapering)
signal flag, flag - a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
3.pennant - a long flagpennant - a long flag; often tapering    
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
pennoncel, pennoncelle, penoncel - a small pennant borne on a lance
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pennant

noun flag, jack, banner, ensign, streamer, burgee (Nautical), pennon, banderole The second car was flying the Ghanaian pennant.
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pennant

noun
Fabric used especially as a symbol:
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Translations
راية مُستَطيلَه على السُّفُن
praporekvlaječka
vimpel
zászlócska
veifa, fáni
vėliavėlėvimpelas
vimpelis
plamenec
flâma

pennant

[ˈpenənt] Nbanderín m (Naut) → gallardete m
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pennant

[ˈpɛnənt] nflamme f, banderole f
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pennant

nWimpel m
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pennant

[ˈpɛnənt] nbandierina
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pennant

(ˈpenənt) (also pennon (ˈpenən) ) noun
a small flag, usually in the shape of a long narrow triangle. The boy had fastened a brightly-coloured pennant to the front of his bike.
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References in classic literature ?
There were ten of these bands, each containing a score of men headed by a captain of great renown; so to-day there were ten of the pavilions, each bearing aloft the Royal Arms and vari-colored pennants which fluttered lightly in the fresh morning breeze.
The result was a declaration of war, and the very next day Glinda marched upon the Emerald City with pennants flying and bands playing, and a forest of shining spears, sparkling brightly beneath the sun's rays.
Perhaps our talking of them will arouse the poet who will tell the hidden wonder story of the influence for which the hands were but fluttering pennants of promise.
The English fleet was soon recognized by the line of the ships, and by the color of their pennants; the one which had the princess on board and carried the admiral's flag preceded the others.
Upon the prow of the Vanator was painted the device of Gathol, but no pennants were displayed in the upper works since the storm had carried away several in rapid succession, just as it seemed to the watching men that it must carry away the ship itself.
Strictly speaking, ZUG means Pull, Tug, Draught, Procession, March, Progress, Flight, Direction, Expedition, Train, Caravan, Passage, Stroke, Touch, Line, Flourish, Trait of Character, Feature, Lineament, Chess-move, Organ-stop, Team, Whiff, Bias, Drawer, Propensity, Inhalation, Disposition: but that thing which it does NOT mean--when all its legitimate pennants have been hung on, has not been discovered yet.
--Giving a party to the last arrived harpooneers, I dare say, gay as a frigate's pennant, and so am I--fa, la!
But I can declare she is a man-of-war, for a long pennant flutters from her main mast."
Pennant has engraved a view of the famous Dun-Dornadilla in Glenelg; and there are many others, all of them built after a peculiar mode of architecture, which argues a people in the most primitive state of society.
The pennant hung motionless from the maintop-gallant- mast truck.
"Captain," says Alan, "if ye see a pennant, it shall be your part to run away.
Granet drew what looked to be a large pocket-handkerchief from the inner pocket of his coat, pulled down their pennant with nimble fingers, tied on another and hauled it up.