Definition of broad pennant in English:

broad pennant

Line breaks: broad pen|nant
(also broad pendant)


A short swallow-tailed pennant distinguishing the commodore’s ship in a squadron.
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  • The 1865 regulations also modified the broad pennant, which was now to display a single white star.
  • Commodores display their single planet on a broad pendant with the black field of the RMN Ensign.
  • Commodore Harwood transferred his broad pendant to the Ajax and the Exeter sailed for Port Stanley to carry out urgent repairs.

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