Ensign vs Pennant - What's the difference?
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Ensign is a related term of pennant.
As a proper noun ensign
As a noun pennant is
a flag normally used by naval vessels to represent a special condition.
A badge of office, rank, or power.
* (Edmund Waller) (1606-1687)
The lowest grade of commissioned officer in the United States Navy, junior to a lieutenant junior grade.
- The ensigns of our power about we bear.
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A flag or banner carried by military units. See standard, color, colour.
* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
(label) The principal flag or banner flown by a ship to indicate nationality.
A junior commissioned officer in the 18th and 19th Centuries whose duty was to carry the unit's ensign.
A prominent flag or banner.
* 1667 ?, (John Milton), (Paradise Lost)
- Hang up your ensigns , let your drums be still.
- Ten thousand thousand ensigns high advanced.
(junior commissioned officer)
* coronet (cavalry equivalent of the infantry ensign)
* second lieutenant (OF-1), first NATO commissioned officer grade above OF-0 trainee officer
(obsolete) To designate as by an ensign.
To distinguish by a mark or ornament
(heraldry) To distinguish by an ornament, especially by a crown.
- Any charge which has a crown immediately above or upon it, is said to be ensigned .
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.
A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked.
- The New York Yankees have won the American League pennant far more often than any other team.
Not to be confused with pedant (one overly concerned with correctness), nor with pendant (a piece of jewellery).