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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chevron  \Chev"ron\,  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. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  distinguishing  mark,  above  the  elbow,  on  the 
  sleeve  of  a  non-commissioned  officer's  coat. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  A  zigzag  molding,  or  group  of  moldings,  common  in 
  Norman  architecture. 
 
  {Chevron  bones}  (Anat.),  The  V-shaped  subvertebral  arches 
  which  inclose  the  caudal  blood  vessels  in  some  animals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chevron 
  n  1:  V-shaped  sleeve  badge  indicating  military  rank  and  service 
  [syn:  {stripe},  {stripes},  {grade  insignia}] 
  2:  an  inverted  V-shaped  charge 




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