a banner suspended from a crossbar, often with several streamers or tails.
a standard, especially one used by the medieval Italian republics.
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How to use gonfalon in a sentence
The flame-colored abbey gonfalon on its gold lance flouted the German emperor when Bouvines great victory was won in 1214.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
He registered a vow to set a watch on this solicitous cousin who offered so readily to bear his gonfalon.Love-at-Arms | Raphael Sabatini
The galley was driven ashore and the old fellow leapt on to the beach, the gonfalon being borne before him.Venice and its Story | Thomas Okey
The Doge himself, seventy-two years and all, reared his gonfalon of gold in the Piazza and decided to lead the armament.Venice and its Story | Thomas Okey
gonfalon, gon′fa-lon, n. an ensign or standard with streamers—also Gon′fanon.
British Dictionary definitions for gonfalon
a banner hanging from a crossbar, used esp by certain medieval Italian republics or in ecclesiastical processions
a battle flag suspended crosswise on a staff, usually having a serrated edge to give the appearance of streamers
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