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Silver Star

noun, U.S. Army.
a bronze star with a small silver star at the center, awarded to a soldier who has been cited in orders for gallantry in action, when the citation does not warrant the award of a Medal of Honor or the Distinguished Service Cross.
Also called Silver Star Medal. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It had been exciting to dream, but the scarlet cape and the Silver Star were still a long way out of reach.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
  • Instantly there was a commotion all through the Silver Star.

    Tom Fairfield at Sea Allen Chapman
  • The wavering reflection of a Silver Star in the bosom of the brook told him that 30 he was not mistaken.

  • That Silver Star will save our lives if they are to be saved at all.

  • The wavering reflection of a Silver Star in the bosom of the brook told him that he was not mistaken.

  • They were here, with their machine, too, a big biplane named the Silver Star.

  • His mind went back vividly to the days of the wreck of the Silver Star, when he and others had been in great peril at sea.

Word Origin and History for Silver Star

U.S. military decoration awarded for gallantry in action, originally (1918) a small badge worn on the ribbon of a campaign medal; as a distinct medal, it was established Aug. 8, 1932.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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