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/.
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How to use banderole in a sentence
No plume or nobloy fluttered from his plain tilting salade, and even his lance was devoid of the customary banderole.The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
It was discovered, thanks to the same breeze, that the black banderole of the Gypsies was the last of the seven.The Prince of India, Volume II | Lew. Wallace
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 | Ernest Govett
Even a simple banderole or scarf suffices to indicate movement in the air if well arranged.Art Principles | Ernest Govett
British Dictionary definitions for banderole
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
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