Originally a small square flag borne before a banneret whose arms were embroidered on it; hence, a military ensign; the principal standard of a prince or state; a pennon; a streamer.
Related term(s): Arms (Heraldry); Pennon
Category: Military - General
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 44.