1. A valuable breed of mountain sheep in Scotland, which takes its name from the Cheviot hills.
2. A woolen fabric, for men's clothing.
(Chev"i*sance) n. [Of. chevisance, chevissance, fr. chevircome to an end, perform, fr.
chef head, end, from L. caput head. See Chieve, Chief.]
1. Achievement; deed; performance. [Obs.]
Fortune, the foe of famous chevisance.
2. A bargain; profit; gain. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
3. (O. Eng. Law) (a) A making of contracts. (b) A bargain or contract; an agreement about a matter in
dispute, such as a debt; a business compact. (c) An unlawful agreement or contract.
(Chev*rette") n. [F., fr. chévre goat, fr. L. capra. Cf. Chevron.] (Mil.) A machine for raising
guns or mortar into their carriages.
(Chev"ron) n. [F., rafter, chevron, from chévre goat, OF. chevre, fr. L. capra she-goat. See
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 elbow, on the sleeve of a non-commissioned 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
(Chev"roned) p. a. Having a chevron; decorated with an ornamental figure of a zigzag from.
[A garment] whose nether parts, with their bases, were of watchet cloth of silver, chevroned all over
(Chev"ron*el) n. (Her.) A bearing like a chevron, but of only half its width.
(Chev"ron*wise`) adv. (Her.) In the manner of a chevron; as, the field may be divided
(Chev`ro*tain") n. [F. chevrotin, OF. chevrot little goat, roe, dim. of chevre goat. See Chevron.]
(Zoöl.) A small ruminant of the family Tragulidæ a allied to the musk deer. It inhabits Africa and the East
Indies. See Kanchil.
(Chev"y) v. t. See Chivy, v. t. [Slang, Eng.]
One poor fellow was chevied about among the casks in the storm for ten minutes.
(Chew) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chewed (ch&uddd); p. pr. & vb. n. Chewing.] [As ceówan, akin to
D. kauwen, G. kauen. Cf. Chaw, Jaw.]
1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate.