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Definition of "chevron" [chev•ron]

  • A badge or insignia consisting of stripes meeting at an angle, worn on the sleeve of a military or police uniform to indicate rank, merit, or length of service. (noun)
  • Heraldry A device shaped like an inverted V. (noun)
  • A V-shaped pattern, especially a kind of fret used in architecture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chevron" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "In april I received the one and only document I have received in three years from chevron the document stated I had an overdue payment due of $0.00 I called chevron, they told me to disregard letter."
  • "In another basic task, players were asked to visually track an object moving across a screen such as a chevron, that is, a sign."