answering pennant

  1. one of the flags of the International Code of Signals, a pennant of three red and two white vertical stripes, flown at the dip while a message is being interpreted and close up when it is understood.

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How to use answering pennant in a sentence

  • Her orders were carefully obeyed, and before very long the vessel was near enough for us to distinguish her answering pennant.

  • Hoist cornet; all ships answer by answering pennant; then make signal.

    Visual Signaling | Signal Corps United States Army
  • There goes her answering pennant; and there she hauls to the wind on the starboard tack.

    The Rover's Secret | Harry Collingwood
  • “Run up the answering pennant,” said I to the signal-man, as I turned up the number in the signal-book.

    Under the Meteor Flag | Harry Collingwood