pencell

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

pencell (plural pencells)

  1. A little banner, flag, or streamer.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons (page 47)
      Lances were ornamented with a banderole near the point, which gave them a handsome appearance, these were also called pencells.
  2. (obsolete) A lady's token worn or carried by a knight.
  3. (rare, obsolete) A knight carrying a pennon.