Chev"ron (?), n. [F., rafter, chevron, from ch'evre 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 elow, on the sleeve of a noncommisioned 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.


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