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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. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Croix de Guerre
Historical Examples
  • “You should have the Croix de Guerre,” he said indistinctly.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • The soil of France covers the Croix de Guerre upon their breasts.

  • “She deserves the Croix de Guerre, if it is proved that she did it,” he thought.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • Twenty-eight men have already been cited and awarded the Croix de Guerre.

  • Will you be sorry he was a boy when he gets the Croix de Guerre?

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
  • Jim had on the day of his death been proposed for the Croix de Guerre with palm.

    Flying for France James R. McConnell
  • "This man has three palms on his Croix de Guerre," said Ptain.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • She caught a glimpse of some sort of ribbon on his breast—the Croix de Guerre.

    Manslaughter Alice Duer Miller
  • But that Croix de Guerre doesn't agree with it, I'll tell the world.

  • Another is a French woman who wears the Croix de Guerre with the palm.

    Out To Win Coningsby Dawson
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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