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Recent Examples of chevron from the Web
On the opposite side, a roomy, marble shower — sans door, with two shower heads — becomes more lavish with a white chevron design dividing the two sides.
Baldwin is pictured wearing 3-Stripes high-neck crop top, California T-Shirt, 3-Stripes leggings and the chevron sweatshirt with Adidas Originals EQT Racing ADV sneakers.
The inhabitants of Gough Cave had defleshed it, then immediately covered it in a series of repeating designs that look like a row of chevrons, or a zig-zagging line.
Until recently, anyone cruising down Northeast Columbia Boulevard might have spotted the orange chevrons and the name Daddies Board Shop plastered on a warehouse near 80th Avenue.
Herringbone and chevron patterns are making a comeback in backsplashes.
The cooler is available in pink and blue chevron, navy and turquoise solid, and grey white and blue striped color options.
Kuznetsova had see-through short sleeves and a mesh chevron below the bosom.
There was one colorful chevron dress, a vibrant red coat, and splashes of brightly colored tulle, although most of the sheer gowns were in dusty colors.
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Did You Know?
First appearing in English in the 14th century, chevron derives via Middle English and Anglo-French from the Vulgar Latin word caprio, meaning "rafter (probably due to its resemblance to two adjoining roof beams)." It is also related to the Latin noun caper, meaning "goat," again likely based on the resemblance of a V-shape to a goat’s horns. "Caper" is also an ancestor of "Capricorn," the tenth sign of the zodiac, represented by a goat. The resemblance of "chevron" to "chèvre," the French word for "goat" and our word for a kind of cheese that comes from goat’s milk, is no coincidence, as that word derives from "caper" as well.
Origin and Etymology of chevron
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CHEVRON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chevron for English Language Learners
: 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
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