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pencel (plural pencels)
- (now historical) A small pennon. [from 13th c.]
- 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 86:
- Inside Worcester Cathedral, the coffin was transferred to its hearse, a vast, storeyed, wooden structure, painted black and adorned with heraldic escutcheons, badged pennants or ‘pencels’, silk standards of St George, banners of the royal arms of England and Spain, and of Arthur's various titles, from Wales to Ponthieu in Normandy.
- (obsolete) A lady's favour or token as worn by a knight. [15th-16th c.]
Reducd form of penuncel.
- pencel, a small banner
- English: pencel