- a small flag or streamer fastened to a lance, masthead, etc.
- a narrow scroll, usually bearing an inscription.
- (especially in Renaissance architecture) a sculptured band, as on a building, adapted to receive an inscription.
Also ban·de·rol, ban·drol, ban·drole [ban-drohl] /ˈbæn droʊl/.
Origin of banderole
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The banderole was a small flag of yellow silk, with a red moon in the centre, and on the face of the moon a white cross.
Corti made the passage safely, and in the road beyond the moat halted, and drove the staff of his banderole firmly in the ground.
Before his time, the soldiers merely wore a banderole over their steel breast-plates and ordinary dresses.
Usually a flying cherub holds an end of the banderole, and Ferri shows a wingless putto even, flying with no other assistance.Art Principles
- a long narrow flag, usually with forked ends, esp one attached to the masthead of a ship; pennant
- a square flag draped over a tomb or carried at a funeral
- a ribbon-like scroll or sculptured band bearing an inscription, found esp in Renaissance architecture
- a streamer on a knight's lance
C16: from Old French, from Italian banderuola, literally: a little banner, from bandiera banner
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