pencel definition by Webster's New World
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Archaic a small pennon, or narrow flag
Origin: Middle English ; from Anglo-French contr. ; from Old French penoncel, diminutive of penon, pennon
pencel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A narrow flag, streamer, or pennon, especially one carried at the top of a lance or spear.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French penoncel, diminutive of penon, pennon; see pennon.