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noun chev·ron \ˈshev-rən\

Simple Definition of chevron

  • : a shape, pattern, or object in the form of a V or an upside-down V

  • : a piece of cloth that is shaped like a V and that is worn on the sleeve of a military or police uniform to show a person's rank

Full Definition of chevron

  1. :  a figure, pattern, or object having the shape of a V or an inverted V: as a :  a heraldic charge consisting of two diagonal stripes meeting at an angle usually with the point up b :  a sleeve badge that usually consists of one or more chevron-shaped stripes that indicates the wearer's rank and service (as in the armed forces)

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Origin of chevron

Middle English cheveron, from Anglo-French, rafter, chevron, from Vulgar Latin *caprion-, *caprio rafter; akin to Latin caper goat


First Known Use: 14th century


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noun chev·ron \ˈshev-rən\

Definition of chevron

  1. :  a sleeve badge of one or more bars or stripes usually in the shape of an upside-down V indicating the wearer's rank (as in the armed forces)




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