Complete Definition of "chevron"

English

Noun
en-noun
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  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
en-verb

  1. to form or be formed into chevrons

#*1963, Lucien Victor Gewiss, "Process and Devices for Chevroning Pliable Sheet Material," US Patent 3397261 1, 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..."

Category:Architecture
Category:Heraldic terminology

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