a gonfalon that hangs directly from a pole, especially from the shaft of a lance just below the lance head.
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Originally this ensign was called a gonfanon, the combination of two Teutonic words, signifying war and a standard.The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2) | Charles Mills
Seeing that the original has gonfanon, it is clear that Chaucer wrote gonfanoun, riming with renoun.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
I shall only add that the banner was sometimes called the gonfanon.The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2) | Charles Mills
Near the head of the lance is a gonfanon the fly of which is split into long tails.British Flags | W. G. Perrin
Another variety of feudal standard, differing from either the bannire or the pennon, was the gonfanon.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces | Francis Miltoun