Definition of pavon in US English:

pavon

noun

rare, historical
  • A pennon in the form of a right-angled triangle, especially one attached to the tip of a lance or spear.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Meyrick (1783–1848), antiquary and historian of arms and armour. Apparently originally a misreading of Old French panon pennon.

Pronunciation

pavon

/ˈpeɪvn/