This is what \check{-} looks like: $\check{-}$

I'd like to type something that is a vertical reflection of that: a "hat" accent below a horizontal bar. How can I put a hat accent below the -?

  • Is this posting essentially a duplicate of your parallel posting, In math mode, I have access to \veebar, but not \barvee? Why?
    – Mico
    Sep 13, 2014 at 19:02
  • @Mico No it is not, because the symbols look very different. I am playing with the possibility of using one or the other, but the hat/check versions have a much smaller v, and a longer bar compared to veebar/barvee.
    – bzm3r
    Sep 13, 2014 at 19:43

2 Answers 2


A poor man's solution using \scalebox:





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  • Why is it called "poor man's" solution?
    – bzm3r
    Sep 14, 2014 at 0:11
  • @user89 It is a desperate hack under desperate situations. Also you have to adjust the sizes for super/subscript etc. That is why. :-)
    – user11232
    Sep 14, 2014 at 0:12
$\check{-}$ $\barwedge$

enter image description here

There's also an amssymb version where the wedge is taller.

  • Hi Erik. That's not quite what I am looking for. I wouldn't say the two symbols you have there are mirrors of each other :p
    – bzm3r
    Sep 13, 2014 at 19:44
  • @user89 Well, you did say reflection :) I guess Heiko's answer to your other question is what you were looking for.
    – erik
    Sep 13, 2014 at 19:49

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