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Definition a flag given to a champion as an award


a triangular flag (often used for nautical signals)
  • The underdog baseball team won the pennant after 162 hard fought games.
pennant = a flag given to a champion as an award
  • with mirth-shouting music and wild-flapping pennants of joy!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • pennants = flags
  • Where's the pennants?
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • pennants = triangular flags
  • We crossed a dirt courtyard, where pieces of clothing hung like pennants from a wire, and entered a dilapidated hut like all the others.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The Canadian wind would whip us about like pennants.
    ZZ Packer  --  Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • Our beloved and despised Redskins were already in football training camp; the Orioles were out of the pennant race again.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • It was a brown boyish room; disordered dresser, worn books, a high-school pennant, photographs of basket-ball teams and baseball teams.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • It's beautiful, pennants flying from turrets and a winding climb to its drawbridge.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • The sun shone brightly and pennants fluttered in the light wind.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • Its distance still kept us from distinguishing the colors of its pennant, which was fluttering like a thin ribbon.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • That Boston deserved another pennant.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • On the walls of the school's corridors are hundreds of pennants from the colleges that KIPP graduates have gone on to attend.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Pennants fluttering in an empty doorway.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Listen to Mr. Thompson!" said pennants on government cars, "Don't give up!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Her least favorite barons were those whose loyalties seemed to change directions the way a pennant blew in a shifting wind.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Eugene took all the pennants from the wall and folded them.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He seemed more likely to strip the wheels from a patrol car than to paint the windshield black or hang his shirt like a pennant from the antenna.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • During all of pennant fever, they went about their work cutting lawns and raking leaves serenading each other: John-ny Damon, how I love him.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He had four hundred Ligaroti pennants printed up in the horse's colors, cerise and white polka dots, and attached to canes for waving.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • They hold a pennant to suggest fire.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing

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