- 1) A V-shaped Norman architectural decoration; there are fine examples at Durham Cathedral. [< Lat. capreolus = a pair of rafters, looking like a V]2) Her. An *honourable *ordinary shaped as an inverted V, i.e. a bent *bar, like a rafter. Chevronel is a small, half-size chevron.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.