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Recent Examples of chevron from the Web
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.
As the first look emerged — Hanne Gaby Odiele in monochrome chevron coat — there was comprehension that Williamson was doing something crisper, sharper, and chicer than usual.
In less than three years, Karl-Anthony Towns has evolved from a devoted sneakerhead with an appreciation for draft-night chevron-pattern jackets into one of the NBA's most prolific double-double machines.
The 230 guest rooms lack some of the snappy personality of the common areas, but feel serene and welcoming with lavender chevron headboards and pillowy beds topped in white Frette linens.
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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
CHEVRON Defined for Kids
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