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 (shĕv′rən)
n.
1. A badge or insignia consisting of stripes meeting at an angle, worn on the sleeve of a military or police uniform to indicate rank, merit, or length of service.
2. Heraldry A device shaped like an inverted V.
3. A V-shaped pattern, especially a kind of fret used in architecture.

[Middle English cheveron, from Old French chevron, rafter (from the meeting of rafters at an angle), probably from Vulgar Latin *capriōcapriōn-; akin to Latin capreolus, young of the roe deer, rafter (from the resemblance of the rafters of a pitched roof to the forked antlers of the roe deer), from diminutive of caprea, roe deer, from Latin caper, capr-, goat.]

chevron

(ˈʃɛvrən)
n
1. (Military) military a badge or insignia consisting of one or more V-shaped stripes to indicate a noncommissioned rank or length of service
2. (Heraldry) heraldry an inverted V-shaped charge on a shield, one of the earliest ordinaries found in English arms
3. (usually plural) a pattern of horizontal black and white V-shapes on a road sign indicating a sharp bend
4. any V-shaped pattern or device
5. (Architecture) Also called: dancette an ornamental moulding having a zigzag pattern
[C14: from Old French, ultimately from Latin caper goat; compare Latin capreoli two pieces of wood forming rafters (literally: little goats)]

chev•ron

(ˈʃɛv rən)

n.
1. a badge of one or more V-shaped stripes worn on the sleeve by noncommissioned officers to indicate rank, length of service, etc.
2. an ornament in this form, as on a molding.
3. Also called chev′ron weave`. herringbone (def. 2a).
4. Heraldry. an ordinary in the form of an inverted V.
[1300–50; Middle English cheveroun < Old French: rafter, chevron < Vulgar Latin *capriōn-, s. of *capriō, derivative of Latin caper goat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chevron - V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and servicechevron - V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service; "they earned their stripes in Kuwait"
badge - an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.chevron - an inverted V-shaped charge
armorial bearing, heraldic bearing, bearing, charge - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
Translations

chevron

[ˈʃevrən] N (Mil) → galón m (Heraldry) → cheurón m

chevron

[ˈʃɛvrɒn] n
(on sign)flèche f
(= stripe) [officer] → chevron m

chevron

nWinkel m
References in classic literature ?
On the scutcheon we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
The man who wore it had his armorial bearings embroidered on his breast in vivid colors; a chevron accompanied by a deer passant.
In his hand he held a blue cricket-cap with a white chevron on the peak.
The roof was poor and thatched; but in strange contrast to it there ran all along under the eaves a line of wooden shields, most gorgeously painted with chevron, bend, and saltire, and every heraldic device.
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