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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
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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 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.
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.
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