a distinctive flag in any of various forms, as tapering, triangular, or swallow-tailed, formerly one borne on the lance of a knight.
a pennant.
any flag or banner.
a wing or pinion.

1325–75; Middle English penon < Middle French, augmentative of Old French pene < Latin penna or pinna feather. See pen1

pennoned, adjective
unpennoned, adjective Unabridged
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pennon (ˈpɛnən)
1.  a long flag, often tapering and rounded, divided, or pointed at the end, originally a knight's personal flag
2.  a small tapering or triangular flag borne on a ship or boat
3.  a poetic word for wing
[C14: via Old French ultimately from Latin penna feather]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. penon "feather of an arrow, streamer," from penne "feather," from L. penna "feather" (see pen (1)).
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Example sentences
With the red and gold chrysanthemum pennon snapping over a fender, his maroon car rolled past his surprised subjects.
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