chevron definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English cheveroun ; from Old French chevron, origin, originally , rafter ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form caprione ; from Classical Latin caper, goat: see capriole
chevron definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: Middle English cheveron, from Old French chevron, rafter (from the meeting of rafters at an angle), probably from Vulgar Latin *capriō, *capriōn-, from Latin caper, capr-, goat.