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gold medal

a medal, traditionally of gold or gold color, awarded to a person or team finishing first in a competition, meet, or tournament; championship medal.
Origin of gold medal
First recorded in 1905-10
Related forms
gold medalist, noun Unabridged
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  • Yet he lost it, and the gold medal was adjudged to a pupil who was not afterwards heard of.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • For this bold act he was knighted by the king on the spot and given a gold medal.

  • A gold medal was struck off to commemorate the event; and Charles IX.

    Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
  • The Congress voted to Jones a gold medal and the thanks of the nation.

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    Henry Mann
  • In fact, a gold medal was voted to the gallant captain by Congress.

    Stories of New Jersey

    Frank Richard Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for gold medal

gold medal

a medal of gold, awarded to the winner of a competition or race Compare silver medal, bronze medal
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Contemporary definitions for gold medal

an award of gold or gold color, given to the first-place competitor's 21st Century Lexicon
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