Origin of pennon
Examples from the Web for pennon
A contemporary illustration of a large and more fluttering form of pennon is to be seen in fig. 141.Heraldry for Craftsmen & Designers|William Henry St. John Hope
The principal varieties of flags borne during the middle ages were the pennon, the banner and the standard.
It was her pennon rather than her sword in which she trusted.A Heroine of France|Evelyn Everett-Green
Above hovers a strange-looking bat with spreading wings, and bearing a pennon on which is written the word "Melancholia."
The lance bears a pennon charged with a chevron, as also is the small heater-shaped shield borne on the knight's left arm.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
British Dictionary definitions for pennon
Word Origin for pennon
Word Origin and History for pennon
long, narrow flag (often triangular or swallow-tailed), late 14c., from Old French penon "feathers of an arrow; streamer, flag, banner," from penne "feather," from Latin penna "feather" (see pen (n.1)).