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1. A long narrow banner or streamer borne upon a lance.
2. A pennant, banner, or flag.
3. A pinion; a wing.

[Middle English, from Old French penon, streamer, feather of an arrow, augmentative of penne, feather, from Latin penna; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pen′noned adj.


(Historical Terms) equipped with a pennon
References in classic literature ?
The waif is a pennoned pole, two or three of which are carried by every boat; and which, when additional game is at hand, are inserted upright into the floating body of a dead whale, both to mark its place on the sea, and also as token of prior possession, should the boats of any other ship draw near.