Definition of Chevron

1. Noun. V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service. "They earned their stripes in Kuwait"

Exact synonyms: Grade Insignia, Stripe, Stripes
Generic synonyms: Badge
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine



2. Noun. An inverted V-shaped charge.

Definition of Chevron

1. n. 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.

Definition of Chevron

1. Noun. A V-shaped pattern; used in architecture, and as an insignia of military or police rank, on the sleeve ¹

2. Noun. (heraldry) A wide inverted V placed on a shield. ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly British) V-shaped markings on the surface of roads used to indicate minimum distances between vehicles. ¹

4. Noun. 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 “'''”'''”. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) = (há?ek) ¹

6. Verb. To form or be formed into chevrons ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chevron

1. a V-shaped pattern [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chevron

cheville
chevilles
chevin
chevins
cheviot
cheviots
chevisance
chevisances
chevisaunce
chevon
chevre
chevres
chevret
chevrets
chevrette
chevron (current term)
chevron incision
chevroned
chevronel
chevronels
chevroning
chevrons
chevronwise
chevrony
chevrotain
chevrotains
chevvy
chevy
chevying
chew

Literary usage of Chevron

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1. Transactions by East Riding Antiquarian Society, Grotius Society (1902)
"Arg., on a chevron gu. betw. three parrots vert, with rings about their ... Arg., on a chevron betw. three stars of six points sa., a mullet of the first. ..."

2. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and by James Balfour Paul (1893)
"Arg. a chevron engrailed gu. between three griffins salient vert, ... Arg. a chevron between two crescents in chief and a mullet in base gu., on a chief az. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The chevron occurs six times in the roll of Henry III., ... The latter is borne in pairs above and below the chevron. ..."

4. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"A chevron may be enhanced, that is, borne higher up on the escutcheon (no ... Argent, a chevron embattled and ensigned on the top with a banner between, ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"chevron, in Architecture, a moulding in the form of a succession of .chevrons, otherwise called a ... In general, it is characteristic of chevron, or Zigzag ..."

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