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noun
Chevron  n.  
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.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Chevron" Quotes from Famous Books



... (upper arm), antibrachium (forearm); (bones of the arm) humerus, radius, ulna, epipodiale. Associated Words: akimbo, solen, cradle, triceps, chevron, brassard, pinion, discriminal, gesticulate, gesticulation, gesture, brachial, chelidon, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming



Words linked to "Chevron" :   armed forces, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing, war machine, military, grade insignia



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