Origin of pennant
Examples from the Web for pennant
With a pennant, a season, at stake, many pitchers would have taken the shot unhesitatingly.
In the midst of this, almost unnoticed, the Yankees clinched the pennant.
The New York Yankees will not even make the playoffs, let alone win the American League pennant or the World Series.8 Nightmares in 2011: U.S. Economy, Olbermann, More|Leslie H. Gelb|January 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Sahwah suggested that we print our inquiry on a pennant and fasten it across the front of the car.The Campfire Girls Go Motoring|Hildegard G. Frey
Mr. Pennant says, that this snake will frequently lie at the bottom of a tree, on which a squirrel is seated.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
The former, as commodore, hoisted his pennant on the Indefatigable, the latter on the Rvolutionaire.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
Pennant so uses the word in his Whiteford and Hollywell, p. 33.
And even if we win the pennant, theres the World Series, and thats something else again.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team|Lester Chadwick
Word Origin for pennant
1610s, "rope for hoisting," probably a blend of pendant in the nautical sense of "suspended rope" and pennon. Use for "flag on a warship" first recorded 1690s; "flag symbolizing a sports championship" (especially baseball) is from 1880; as a synonym for "championship" it was first used 1915.