Definition of pennant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpenənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpenənt//
    Baseball, Parts of boats and ships
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  1. 1a long narrow pointed flag, for example one used on a ship to give signals See related entries: Parts of boats and ships
  2. 2(in the US) a flag given to the winning team in a sports league, especially in baseball The Dodgers defeated the Mets 6–0 to win the pennant. See related entries: Baseball
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: blend of pendant and pennon.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pennant