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Croix de Guerre

[krwahduh ger] /krwɑdə ˈgɛr/
a French military award for heroism in battle.
Origin of Croix de Guerre
1910-15; < French: literally, cross of war Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Croix de Guerre had been given out that day at the automobile park at Chalons.

    One Man's Initiation--1917 John Dos Passos
  • “You should have the Croix de Guerre,” he said indistinctly.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • The present decoration carries with it the conferring of the Croix de Guerre avec Palme.

  • The soil of France covers the Croix de Guerre upon their breasts.

  • Also his hand had been amputated, and for this reason he was to receive the Croix de Guerre.

    The Backwash of War Ellen N. La Motte
  • Twenty-eight men have already been cited and awarded the Croix de Guerre.

  • He went through bad fighting, and in March, 1917, he was given a Croix de Guerre.

  • "This man has three palms on his Croix de Guerre," said Ptain.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • Jim had on the day of his death been proposed for the Croix de Guerre with palm.

    Flying for France James R. McConnell
  • She caught a glimpse of some sort of ribbon on his breast—the Croix de Guerre.

    Manslaughter Alice Duer Miller
British Dictionary definitions for Croix de Guerre

Croix de Guerre

/krwa də ɡɛr/
a French military decoration awarded for gallantry in battle: established 1915
Word Origin
literally: cross of war
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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