banderole /ˈbandərəʊl / banderol


I. noun

1. a long, narrow flag with a cleft end, flown at a masthead.
‹historical› an ornamental streamer on a knight’s lance.
3. a ribbon-like stone scroll bearing an inscription.
4. a rectangular banner carried at the funerals of public figures and placed over the tomb.
– origin mid 16th cent.: from French, from Italian banderuola, diminutive of bandiera ‘banner’.

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