Pennant vs Guidon - What's the difference?

pennant | guidon |


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.

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).

    guidon

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small pennant or banner carried by infantry soldiers to direct troop movement.
  • A soldier assigned to carry such a banner.