- a long, tapering flag or burgee of distinctive form and special significance, borne on naval or other vessels and used in signaling or for identification.
- any relatively long, tapering flag.
- a flag serving as an emblem of victory or championship, especially in baseball.
- Music. hook1(def 12a).
- Nautical. pendant(def 6).
Origin of pennant
Examples from the Web for pennant
With a pennant, a season, at stake, many pitchers would have taken the shot unhesitatingly.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
In the midst of this, almost unnoticed, the Yankees clinched the pennant.Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records
September 29, 2013
The New York Yankees will not even make the playoffs, let alone win the American League pennant or the World Series.8 Nightmares in 2011: U.S. Economy, Olbermann, More
Leslie H. Gelb
January 23, 2011
Commodore Dallas's pennant was flying in the Constellation when I joined her.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The barge is coming off, Mr. Hardy, with the pennant flying, sir!Captain Brand of the "Centipede"
H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
She's flying the White Ensign and an admiral's pennant, and, yes, a flag of truce.The World Peril of 1910
One might almost have thought that they were fighting for the pennant.
There had been the fierce, tense race for the pennant that had strained them to the utmost.
Word Origin and History for pennant
1610s, "rope for hoisting," probably a blend of pendant in the nautical sense of "suspended rope" and pennon. Use for "flag on a warship" first recorded 1690s; "flag symbolizing a sports championship" (especially baseball) is from 1880; as a synonym for "championship" it was first used 1915.