a pattern consisting of adjoining vertical rows of slanting lines, any two contiguous lines forming either a V or an inverted V , used in masonry, textiles, embroidery, etc.
2. Textiles. a. Also called chevron, chevron weave, herringbone weave.
a type of twill weave having this pattern.
a fabric constructed with this weave.
a garment made from such a fabric, especially a suit.
a method of going up a slope in which
a skier sets the skis in a form resembling a V
, and, placing weight
on the inside edges, advances the skis by turns using the poles from behind for push and support.
having or resembling herringbone: herringbone tweed.