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fanion

[ fan-yuhn ]
/ ˈfæn yən /
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noun

a small flag, originally carried by military brigades, used by soldiers and surveyors as a positional marker.

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Origin of fanion

1700–10; <French, diminutive of fanonfanon
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British Dictionary definitions for fanion

fanion
/ (ˈfænjən) /

noun

a small flag used by surveyors to mark stations

Word Origin for fanion

C18: from French, from fanon maniple, of Germanic origin
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