What does the word pennon mean?

Usage examples for pennon

  1. The foremast, a pillar of thin name, flickered like a pennon of gold until it broke in the middle and sent up a shower of sparks. – Dan Merrithew by Lawrence Perry
  2. The Bishop's study had formerly been King Henry's audience chamber, and possessed a richly- wrought ceiling of interlaced oak rafters, and projecting beams smoothly polished at the ends and painted with royal emblems, from which projections no doubt, in early periods, many a banner of triumph had floated and many a knightly pennon. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  3. Apart from the footsoldiers, and valiant men of war, There were three hundred lances that each a pennon bore. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon