- a V-shaped pattern; used in architecture, and as an insignia of military or police rank, on the sleeve
- In heraldry, a wide inverted V placed on a shield.
- (mostly British) V-shaped markings on the surface of roads used to indicate minimum distances between vehicles
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Chev"ron (?), n. [F., rafter,
chevron, from chévre goat, OF. chevre, fr.
L. capra she-goat. See Cheveril.]
1. (Her.) One of the nine honorable
ordinaries, consisting of two broad bands of the width of the
bar, issuing, respectively from the dexter and sinister bases of
the field and conjoined at its center.
2. (Mil.) A distinguishing mark,
above the elbow, on the sleeve of a non-commissioned officer's
3. (Arch.) A zigzag molding, or
group of moldings, common in Norman architecture.
Chevron bones (Anat.), The V-
shaped subvertebral arches which inclose the caudal blood vessels
in some animals.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Chevron, in heraldry an ordinary of two bands forming an angle
descending to the extremities of the shield; representing the two rafters
of a house, meeting at the top.
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