chevron \SHEV--ruh-n\, noun:
1. A badge consisting of stripes meeting at an angle, worn on the sleeve by noncommissioned officers, police officers, etc., as an indication of rank, service, or the like.2. A V-shaped pattern, especially a kind of fret used in architecture.3. Also called chevron weave, a herringbone pattern in textiles.4. In skiing, 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.
Chevron derives from Old French chevron, "rafter", which relates to the Latin caper, "goat". The connection between the two meanings is assumed to be the resemblance in shape between rafters and a goat's hind legs.
whatever lifts your luggage
- Synonymous with "whatever floats your boat."
"That gay hooker that renowned homophobe Dr. Rekers hired when he went overseas is not cute at all, but, whatever lifts your luggage."
- Mother's Day
- Jean Henri Dunant 1828
- Thomas Pynchon 1937
- Rick Nelson 1940