pennon

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Anglo-Norman penun, penoun, from Old French penne (feather) + -on diminutive suffix.

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pennon (plural pennons)

  1. A thin triangular flag or streamer, especially as hung from the end of a lance or spear.
    • 1909, Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor, page 65:
      Nearly all the Norman spears were embellished with pennons of from two to five points.
  2. (nautical) A pennant; a long pointed streamer or flag on a vessel.
  3. A wing; a pinion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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