pennant

Part of speech: noun

A small flag, especially a very long and narrow one.

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Usage examples "pennant":

  1. But wait until the man behind the board gets the flashes that tell him that a Cravath has knocked the ball over the fence and brought in the deciding run in the pennant race! - "Writing for Vaudeville", Brett Page.
  2. No one paid any attention to him as he passed the busy groups of men in the firing bays, for everyone was working feverishly to repair the damage of the British shells; and after some twists and turns, the sergeant vanished into a covered communication at the entrance to which was planted a pennant, whose horizontal stripes of black, red and white denoted the headquarters of a division. - "With Haig on the Somme", D. H. Parry.
  3. The Bailiff raised his black staff and pennant, held it poised until the Chief Justice nodded, then lowered it with a flourish. - "The Executioner", Frank Riley.