[ pen-uh nt ]
/ ˈpɛn ənt /


a long, tapering flag or burgee of distinctive form and special significance, borne on naval or other vessels and used in signaling or for identification.
any relatively long, tapering flag.
a flag serving as an emblem of victory or championship, especially in baseball.
Nautical. pendant(def 6).

Origin of pennant

1605–15; blend of pennon and pendant

Can be confused

pendant pendent pennant pundit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pennant


/ (ˈpɛnənt) /


a type of pennon, esp one flown from vessels as identification or for signalling
mainly US, Canadian and Australian
  1. a flag serving as an emblem of championship in certain sports
  2. (as modifier)pennant cricket
nautical another word for pendant (def. 5)

Word Origin for pennant

C17: probably a blend of pendant and pennon
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