- a heraldic device in the shape of an inverted
- an insignia consisting of a -shaped bar or bars, worn on the sleeve as of a military or police uniform to show rank or service
Origin of chevronMiddle English cheveroun ; from Old French chevron, origin, originally , rafter ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form caprione ; from Classical Latin caper, goat: see capriole
- 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.
- Heraldry A device shaped like an inverted V.
- A V-shaped pattern, especially a kind of fret used in architecture.
Origin of chevronMiddle English cheveron, from Old French chevron, rafter (from the meeting of rafters at an angle), probably from Vulgar Latin *capriō, *capriōn-; 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.
lance-sergeant in the
British Foot Guards
- A V-shaped pattern; used in architecture, and as an insignia of military or police rank, on the sleeve
- (heraldry) A wide inverted V placed on a shield.
- (chiefly UK) One of the V-shaped markings on the surface of roads used to indicate minimum distances between vehicles.
- A guillemet, either of the punctuation marks “«” or “»”, used in several languages to indicate passages of speech. Similar to typical quotation marks used in the English language such as ““” and “””.
- (informal) A háček, a diacritical mark that may resemble an inverted circumflex.
(third-person singular simple present chevrons, present participle chevroning, simple past and past participle chevroned)
- To form or be formed into chevrons