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noun
  1. a V-shaped pattern; used in architecture, and as an insignia of military or police rank, on the sleeve
  2. In heraldry, a wide inverted V placed on a shield.
  3. (context, mostly, UK) V-shaped markings on the surface of roads used to indicate minimum distances between vehicles
verb
  1. to form or be formed into chevrons
    • 1963, Lucien Victor Gewiss, "Process and Devices for Chevroning Pliable Sheet Material," US Patent 3397261 http://www.google.com/patents?id=XflXAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA11-IA4, page 14:
      "...the sheet to be chevroned locks itself into the furrow."
    • 1983, Allen Sillitoe, The Lost Flying Boat, ISBN 0246122366, page 118:
      "Bull fixed the claw under a batten, strained like a sailor at the capstan, shirt off, arms chevroned by elaborate tattoos"
    • 2003, Felice Picano, A House on the Ocean, a House on the Bay, ISBN 1560234407, page 55:
      "Earlier, in glaring winter daylight, I'd first noticed thin lines chevroning off the edge of each eye into the taut skin of his cheeks..."

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