What does pennant mean?

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ˈpɛn əntpen·nant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pennant, crown(noun)

    the award given to the champion

  2. pennant(noun)

    a flag longer than it is wide (and often tapering)

  3. pennant, pennon, streamer, waft(noun)

    a long flag; often tapering


  1. pennant(Noun)

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

  2. pennant(Noun)

    A flag representing the winning of a competition.

  3. pennant(Noun)

    A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked.

  4. Origin: Old English penon, penoun, pynoun, penon, pennon, from penna feather. See pen a feather, and compare pennon, pinion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pennant(noun)

    a small flag; a pennon. The narrow, / 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

  2. Pennant(noun)

    a rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked

  3. Origin: [OE. penon, penoun, pynoun, OF. penon, F. pennon, fr. L. penna feather. See Pen a feather, and cf. Pennon, Pinion.]


  1. Pennant

    The commissioning pennant is a pennant flown from the masthead of a warship. The history of flying a commissioning pennant dates back to the days of chivalry with their trail pendants being flown from the mastheads of ships they commanded. Today, the commissioning pennants are hoisted on the day of commissioning and not struck until they are decommissioned. Some navies have a custom of flying a "paying off" or "decommissioning pennant," the length of which often reflects the length of service of the warship.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pennant

    pen′ant, n. a flag many times as long as it is wide: a streamer: a long narrow piece of bunting at the mast-heads of war-ships.—Also Penn′on. [Pennant is formed from pennon, with excrescent t; pennon is Fr. pennon—L. penna, a wing.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pennant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pennant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pennant in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    You win the pennant and now you’re in the World Series – you gonna change? people like the way I’m doing.

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