Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope

A chevron may refer to any of the following:

1. A chevron is a symbol shaped like a proper or upside down "V," a greater than ">," or less than "<" symbol that usually indicates more. Sometimes called angle brackets, many software programs use chevron markings to expand a menu or show other options that may not currently be visible.

For example, Microsoft Windows users may have two down arrows at the bottom of their menu to display any menu option that was not used recently. Below is an example of a chevron in the Microsoft Windows 10 notification area. Our menu definition has another example of a chevron in a file menu.

Chevron on Windows Taskbar

2. These markings are also called a guillemet, angled quotes, fast forward, and rewind, and display as either " « " or " » " when used.

Operating system terms, Quote, Software terms