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- less common term for pennant
- ‘From the top, a large metal tower protruded, replete with viewing platforms and a proud pennon snapping in the sea breeze.’
- ‘Built of bright white stone and rose-cream tile, its towers had soared to the skies, golden pennons snapping from tall spires in a display of flamboyant self-assuredness.’
- ‘Each ‘man’ in the target also holds a pennon for windage.’
- ‘The voices of the crew began to overlap and layer on top of one another, a rising cacophony of co-ordinated sound, moving the vast airship towards a tall tower that flew a proud pennon.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, from a derivative of Latin penna ‘feather’.
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