banderole

banderole

[ban-duh-rohl]
noun
1.
a small flag or streamer fastened to a lance, masthead, etc.
2.
a narrow scroll, usually bearing an inscription.
3.
(especially in Renaissance architecture) a sculptured band, as on a building, adapted to receive an inscription.
Also, banderol, bandrol, bandrole [ban-drohl] .


Origin:
1555–65; < Middle French < Italian banderuola, equivalent to bandier(a) banner + -uola < Latin -e- or -i- + -ola -ole2

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banderole, banderol or bannerol (ˈbændəˌrəʊl)
 
n
1.  a long narrow flag, usually with forked ends, esp one attached to the masthead of a ship; pennant
2.  a square flag draped over a tomb or carried at a funeral
3.  a ribbon-like scroll or sculptured band bearing an inscription, found esp in Renaissance architecture
4.  a streamer on a knight's lance
 
[C16: from Old French, from Italian banderuola, literally: a little banner, from bandierabanner]
 
banderol, banderol or bannerol
 
n
 
[C16: from Old French, from Italian banderuola, literally: a little banner, from bandierabanner]
 
bannerol, banderol or bannerol
 
n
 
[C16: from Old French, from Italian banderuola, literally: a little banner, from bandierabanner]

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