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.
- Also called code flag.
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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.The Beautiful White Devil | Guy Boothby
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