A banner suspended from a crosspiece, specially as a standard in an ecclesiastical procession or due to the fact ensign of a medieval Italian republic.
a typical or ensign, composed of a-pole with a crosspiece that a banner is suspended, especially as found in chapel processions, but in addition for civic and military show.
The ensign or standard in use by certain princes or states, such as the mediæval republics of Italy, and in more recent times by the pope.
A name popularly directed at any flag which hangs from a crosspiece or framework instead of through the staff or the mast it self.
Originally, a banderole or little pennon attached to a lance or spear; an ensign or standard, particularly one having two or three streamers or tails, fixed on a frame made to change like a ship's vane, or suspended from a cross-yard, such as the case associated with papal or ecclesiastical gonfalon. See labarum.