pencel

or pen·sil

[pen-suh l]

noun

a small pennon, as at the head of a lance.

Nearby words

  1. penance,
  2. penang,
  3. penannular,
  4. penates,
  5. pence,
  6. penchant,
  7. penchi,
  8. penché,
  9. pencil,
  10. pencil beam

Also pen·non·cel, pen·on·cel [pen-uh n-sel] /ˈpɛn ənˌsɛl/.

Origin of pencel

1225–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, syncopated variant of penoncel pennoncel

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British Dictionary definitions for pencel

pencel

pensel or pensil

noun

a small pennon, originally one carried by a knight's squire

Word Origin for pencel

C13: via Anglo-French from Old French penoncel a little pennon

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