What does pennant mean?

Definitions for pennant
ˈpɛn əntpen·nant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pennant, crownnoun

    the award given to the champion

  2. pennantnoun

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

  3. pennant, pennon, streamer, waftnoun

    a long flag; often tapering

Wiktionary

  1. pennantnoun

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

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

  2. pennantnoun

    A flag representing the winning of a competition.

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

  3. pennantnoun

    A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pennantnoun

    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

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

  2. Pennantnoun

    a rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked

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

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pennant

    A long narrow banner with St. George's cross in the head, and hoisted at the main. It is the badge of a ship-of-war. Signal pennants are 9 feet long, tapering from 2 feet at the mast to 1 foot. They denote the vessels of a fleet; there are ten pennants, which can be varied beyond any number of ships present. When the pennant is half mast, it denotes the death of the captain. When hauled down the ship is out of commission. Broad pennant denotes a commodore, and is a swallow-tailed flag, the tails tapering, and would meet, if the exterior lines were prolonged; those of a cornet could not.

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Numerology

  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.

  2. Justin Turner:

    Justin Turner said. They sure did. Seager homeredagain, Buehler pitched six scoreless innings and The Dodgers beat The Braves 3-1 on Saturday to send the NL Championship Series to a winner-take-all finale. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON Los Angeles avoided elimination for the second time in less than 24 hours, staying alive in Los Angeles pursuit of a third pennant in four years. Los Angeles hasnt won a championship since 1988. Im still sort of recovering from this one, but already thinking about Game 7, The Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Thats what you live for. Justin Turner also homered for Los Angeles, and Kenley Jansen threw a six-pitch ninth for Kenley Jansen 18th career postseason save. The NL West and East champions play again Sunday night, with the potential for two rookie starters in a Game 7 for the first time in big league history. Roberts was keeping his options open for his starting pitcher while The Braves plan to go with rookie right-hander Ian Anderson, who has thrown 15 2/3 scoreless innings in Ian Anderson three postseason starts. Tony Gonsolin and three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw are among the possibilities for Los Angeles. Shoot, well go out there and let er fly. A Game 7 is another baseball game, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. You have to treat it as such. The Braves were hoping to celebrate Snitkers 65th birthday Saturday with the franchises first World Series berth since 1999. But Max Fried took Max Fried first loss all year, working into the seventh inning after surrendering three runs during a rocky first. Buehler, using Stans Rodeo Ointment to deal with bothersome blisters, threw 65 of his 89 pitches for strikes. He allowed seven hits while striking out six without a walk. After Atlanta loaded the bases with three singles in a row to start the top of second the last hit by his Vanderbilt roommate Dansby Swanson the right-hander really brought the heat, with 10 consecutive fastballs to get out of the jam. Austin Riley struck out on a 98.7 mph pitch before Nick Markakis took a called third strike on 99.7 mph. Cristian Pache, the 21-year-old rookie who had an RBI in each of Cristian Pache first four NLCS starts, was retired on an inning-ending groundout. Cristian Pache mound presence is just unbelievable.

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