As nouns the difference between pennant and guidon
is that pennant
is a flag normally used by naval vessels to represent a special condition while guidon
is a small pennant or banner carried by infantry soldiers to direct troop movement.
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).
A small pennant or banner carried by infantry soldiers to direct troop movement.
A soldier assigned to carry such a banner.