Definition of “chevron” - English Dictionary


“chevron” in English

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chevronnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃev.rən/ /ˈʃev.rɒn/ us /ˈʃev.rən/

Examples from literature

  • But she had obliquely noticed that he was young and slim, and that he wore three chevrons upon his sleeve. 
  • Chevrons, service stripes, and campaign medals and badges are a part of the uniform and must be worn as prescribed. 
  • I suggested to him that he was rather a youngster to be wearing veteran chevrons. 
  • On his sleeve was the chevron of a petty officer. 
  • The capitals are all carved, and the arch moulds richly ornamented with chevrons, foliage, and lozenges, as well as many curious figure subjects. 

(Definition of “chevron” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)