Definitions for: Chevron


[n] an inverted V-shaped charge
[n] V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service



Webster (1913) Definition: Chev"ron, n. [F., rafter, chevron, from ch['e]vre
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 coat.

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.

Synonyms: grade insignia, stripe, stripes

See Also: armorial bearing, badge, bearing, charge, heraldic bearing

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