1. a pattern consisting of adjoining vertical rows of slanting lines, any two contiguous lines forming either a V or an inverted V, used in masonry, textiles, embroidery, etc.
a. Also called chevron, chevron weave, herringbone weave. a type of twill weave having this pattern.
b. a fabric constructed with this weave.
c. a garment made from such a fabric, especially 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.
4. having or resembling herringbone: herringbone tweed.
Origin: 1645-55; herring + bone
Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.