- Enter a word for the dictionary definition.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chevron \Chev"ron\ (sh[e^]v"r[u^]n), n. [F., rafter, chevron, from ch['e]vre goat, OF. chevre, fr. L. capra she-goat. See Cheveril.] 1. (Her.) One of the nine honorable ordinaries, consisting of two broad bands of the width of the bar, issuing, respectively from the dexter and sinister bases of the field and conjoined at its center. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) A distinguishing mark, above the elbow, on the sleeve of a non-commissioned officer's coat. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) A zigzag molding, or group of moldings, common in Norman architecture. [1913 Webster] Chevron bones (Anat.), The V-shaped subvertebral arches which inclose the caudal blood vessels in some animals. [1913 Webster]