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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PENNANT

Commodore Dallas's pennant was flying in the Constellation when I joined her.

The barge is coming off, Mr. Hardy, with the pennant flying, sir!

She's flying the White Ensign and an admiral's pennant, and, yes, a flag of truce.

One might almost have thought that they were fighting for the pennant.

There had been the fierce, tense race for the pennant that had strained them to the utmost.

"Reminds me of the dinner we had, after we won the pennant," said Charlie Hall.

A ship where officers and men are paid off, and pennant hauled down.

The formal ceremony of hoisting the pennant on the ship to be fitted.

When the pennant is half mast, it denotes the death of the captain.

At length the pennant which long had hung up and down the mast, began to move.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "rope for hoisting," probably a blend of pendant in the nautical sense of "suspended rope" and pennon. Use for "flag on a warship" first recorded 1690s; "flag symbolizing a sports championship" (especially baseball) is from 1880; as a synonym for "championship" it was first used 1915.

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