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1) A wire or line added to the shackle on top of a mooring buoy. 2) A length of luff tape/boltrope added to a sail’s head or tack to lengthen its hoist. For example, a #4 jib’s luff is typically shorter than the length of the headstay it attaches to, but if you add a head pennant (i.e., a luff extension), you can raise the jib halyard to its full hoist position. That same #4 may have, and a storm jib will have, a pennant added to its tack to raise its foot a few feet off the deck so waves that wash over the deck can drain away. This is referred to as a tack pennant. Sometimes spelled pendant but pronounced without the “d.” 3) A triangular-shaped flag that is also called a streamer.

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