/pen"euhnt/, n.
1. a long, tapering flag or burgee of distinctive form and special significance, borne on naval or other vessels and used in signaling or for identification.
2. any relatively long, tapering flag.
3. a flag serving as an emblem of victory or championship, esp. in baseball.
4. Music. hook (def. 12a).
5. Naut. pendant (def. 6).
[1605-15; b. PENNON and PENDANT]

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