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Recent Examples of chevron from the Web
Queen Letizia, a bonafide royal style icon, has sported a stunning wardrobe throughout her whole U.S. tour, including a polka dot dress at the San Antonio Museum of Art and a maroon chevron dress at the San José Mission.
The end result is a line of rugs that, true to its description, are more outlandish than your standard chevron patterned weave.
Take a minimal console table and remix it to your liking with panels in blush tones etched in a chevron pattern, then continue on and swap out its knobs and pegs.
Nigeria With bright green and black chevron-like squiggles, Nigeria’s home kit is certainly one that sticks out for the World Cup.
The away shirts are a screeching bright green, white and black with trippy jagged edging on a chevron pattern that may just be the World Cup's shining Rorschach moment, along with an ode to the country's style and pop culture energy.
The away shirts are a screeching bright green, white and black with trippy jagged edging on a chevron pattern that may just be the World Cup’s shining Rorschach moment, along with an ode to the country’s style and pop culture energy.
Her chevron head takes its shape from an iron mask Giacometti found at a flea market: an archetypical Surrealist translation of machine into flesh.
There are three colorways of the sneaker, and all share the same chevron Flyknit pattern accented with bold color pops.
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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.
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
CHEVRON Defined for Kids
Definition of chevron for Students
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