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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