- a small banner.
Origin of banneret2
Examples from the Web for bannerette
The old man flourished the flat kid like a bannerette, whilst he arranged the fire.Sea and Sardinia
D. H. Lawrence
- a small banner
- Also called: knight banneret a knight who was entitled to command other knights and men-at-arms under his own banner
- a title of knighthood conferred by the king for valour on the battlefield
Word Origin and History for bannerette
c.1300, an order of knighthood, originally in reference to one who could lead his men into battle under his own banner. Later it meant one who received rank for valiant deeds done in the king's presence in battle. Also "a small banner" (c.1300).