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silver medal

a medal, traditionally of silver or silver in color, awarded to a person or team finishing second in a competition, meet, or tournament.
Also, silver.
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silver medalist, noun Unabridged
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  • A silver medal is also given every year for the best model from life.

    Captains of Industry James Parton
  • The captors of André were rewarded with a silver medal and $200 a year for life.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • He showed them a silver medal gained by valor in the former war.

    Eli and Sibyl Jones

    Rufus Matthew Jones
  • It was awarded a silver medal in 1861 by the Horticultural Society of Paris.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The silver medal for the best composition is awarded to Bolax Allen.

    Bolax Josephine Culpeper
  • Second, a gold and silver medal, with inscription on the reverse side.

    Pistol and Revolver Shooting A. L. A. Himmelwright
British Dictionary definitions for silver medal

silver medal

a medal of silver awarded to a competitor who comes second in a contest or race Compare gold medal, bronze medal
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Contemporary definitions for silver medal

a medal made of or colored silver, esp. that given for second place in a competition's 21st Century Lexicon
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