Definition of chevron noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    chevron

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈʃevrən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃevrən//
     
     
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  1. 1a line or pattern in the shape of a V
  2. 2a piece of cloth in the shape of a V which soldiers and police officers wear on their uniforms to show their rank
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in heraldic use): from Old French, based on Latin caper ‘goat’; compare with Latin capreoli (diminutive of caper) used to mean ‘pair of rafters’.
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