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      n  
1      (Military)   a badge or insignia consisting of one or more V-shaped stripes to indicate a noncommissioned rank or length of service  
2      (Heraldry)   an inverted V-shaped charge on a shield, one of the earliest ordinaries found in English arms  
3    usually pl   a pattern of horizontal black and white V-shapes on a road sign indicating a sharp bend  
4    any V-shaped pattern or device  
5      (Also called)    dancette   an ornamental moulding having a zigzag pattern  
     (C14: from Old French, ultimately from Latin caper goat; compare Latin capreoli two pieces of wood forming rafters (literally: little goats))  
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