pennon

Part of speech: noun

A small flag, borne on his lance by a medieval knight.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon.