Definition of pennon in English:

pennon

Line breaks: pen¦non
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnən
 
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noun

  • less common term for pennant.
    More example sentences
    • Each ‘man’ in the target also holds a pennon for windage.
    • Built of bright white stone and rose-cream tile, its towers had soared to the skies, golden pennons snapping from tall spires in a display of flamboyant self-assuredness.
    • The voices of the crew began to overlap and layer on top of one another, a rising cacophony of co-ordinated sound, moving the vast airship towards a tall tower that flew a proud pennon.

Derivatives

pennoned

adjective
More example sentences
  • However, it is possible that such leggings, as well as pennoned spears were used in the Mycenaean sphere before that time.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, from a derivative of Latin penna 'feather'.

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