Pronunciation: (her'ing-bōn"),[key] —n. 1. a pattern consisting of adjoining vertical rows of slanting lines, any two contiguous lines forming either a Vor an inverted V,used in masonry, textiles, embroidery, etc.
2. Textiles. a. Also calledchevron,chevron weave,her'ringbone weave". a type of twill weave having this pattern.
b. a fabric constructed with this weave.
c. a garment made from such a fabric, esp. a suit.
3. 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.
—adj. having or resembling herringbone: herringbone tweed.