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Recent Examples of chevron from the Web
The gold chevron reflected the Duchess of Cambridge's mother, Carole Middleton, whose maiden name is Goldsmith.
Clarke’s pristine white shoes were the perfect punctuation to her swingy rainbow skirt, finished with a chevron stripe.
Trendy pieces Trends are ephemeral, so please don't spend lots of money on a chevron armchair or a total copper kitchen revamp.
Current World Cup holders Germany pay homage to their famous 1990 away shirt with a emerald green number, with chevron type graphics running all over to give off a retro vibe.
In the custom set are a trench coat and combat trousers teamed with wildlife prints as well as chevron tracksuits.
The bold color combo of Tory Sport’s performance chevron sweater harks back to ski looks of decades past, $278.
True, Pinning isn't reality (for better or worse; chevron would be everywhere).
Walker Zanger's marble Helsinki tiles echo the chevron pattern in the bedroom and set off the strong, sculptural shape of Wetstyle's Ove tub.
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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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