pencel

or pen·sil

[ pen-suhl ]
/ ˈpɛn səl /

noun

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

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

Origin of pencel

1225–75; Middle English <Anglo-French, syncopated variant of penoncelpennoncel
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British Dictionary definitions for pencel

pencel

pensel or pensil

/ (ˈpɛnsəl) /

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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