- a narrow flag or pennant, esp. one attached to a lance or carried at the masthead of a ship
- a ribbonlike scroll, or a representation of one, carrying an inscription or symbol
Origin of banderoleFrench banderole ; from Italian banderuola, diminutive of bandiera ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form bandaria: see banner
or ban·de·rol also ban·ne·rol
- A narrow forked flag or streamer attached to a staff or lance or flown from a ship's masthead.
- A representation of a ribbon or scroll bearing an inscription.
Origin of banderoleFrench, from Italian banderuola, diminutive of bandiera, banner, from Vulgar Latin *bandaria; see banner.