Definition of Pennant

1. Noun. The award given to the champion.

Exact synonyms: Crown
Generic synonyms: Accolade, Award, Honor, Honour, Laurels



2. Noun. A flag longer than it is wide (and often tapering).
Generic synonyms: Flag, Signal Flag

3. Noun. A long flag; often tapering.
Exact synonyms: Pennon, Streamer, Waft
Generic synonyms: Flag
Specialized synonyms: Pennoncel, Pennoncelle, Penoncel

Definition of Pennant

1. n. A small flag; a pennon. The narrow, 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.

Definition of Pennant

1. Noun. A flag normally used by naval vessels to represent a special condition. ¹

2. Noun. (sports) A flag representing the winning of a competition. ¹

3. Noun. A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pennant

1. a long, narrow flag [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pennant

penman
penmanship
penmanships
penmen
penn'orth
penn'orths
penna
pennaceous
pennae
pennage
pennages
pennal
pennals
penname
pennames
pennant (current term)
pennantite
pennants
pennate
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pennated
pennatula
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penne
penne rigate
penned
penneech
penneechs
penneeck
penneecks

Literary usage of Pennant

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"The moiety held by the Yonge family was purchased by John pennant, ... pennant, who was a whig, was re-elected without opposition in 1768 and 1774. ..."

2. Who's who by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1897)
"Archibald Charles Henry Douglas-pennant, JP Lillingstone, ... 1 Hans Place, SW Douglas-pennant, Hon. Margaret, d. of 2nd Baron Penrhyn; b. 1886. ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"pennant thus describes the species: 'Squirrel with plain ears; ... pennant states that Governor Loten informed him that they lived much in the cocoa-trees, ..."

4. Transactions by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1830)
"Some Observations on the Habits and Character of the Natter-Jack of pennant, with a List of Reptiles found in Cambridgeshire. BY THE REV. ..."

5. Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing Biographical by John Nichols, Samuel Bentley (1814)
"I am, Sir, your most obedient humble servant, T. pennant. ... In consequence of the honour your Lordship did me in mentioning my name to Mr. pennant, ..."

6. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"In the RN, a pennant, M'hiff, or Whip is flown at the masthead, ... A commodore flies a Broad pennant at the main or fore, according to his class : all of a ..."

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