Pennant vs Colours - What's the difference?

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Pennant is a related term of colours.


As nouns the difference between pennant and colours

is that pennant is a flag normally used by naval vessels to represent a special condition while colours is .

As a verb colours is

(colour).

pennant

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A flag normally used by naval vessels to represent a special condition.
  • # The broad pennant flown by commodores.
  • # The church pennant indicating religious services are taking place aboard ship.
  • # The commissioning pennant flown on ceremonial occasions.
  • (sports) The winning of a competition, represented by a flag.
  • The New York Yankees have won the American League pennant far more often than any other team.
  • A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked.
  • Usage notes

    Not to be confused with pedant (one overly concerned with correctness), nor with pendant (a piece of jewellery).

    colours

    English

    Alternative forms

    * colors (US)

    Noun

    (head)
  • English plurals
  • (plurale tantum, nautical) The national flag flown by a ship at sea.
  • (plurale tantum) The British military ceremony of raising the flag.
  • (sports, snooker) The balls that score more than one point in snooker. Yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, and black.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (colour)