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Victoria Cross

a British decoration awarded to soldiers and sailors for acts of conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy.
Abbreviation: V.C.
Origin of Victoria Cross
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For this heroic action he has since received the Victoria Cross.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • She ought to have the Victoria Cross for goin' in that pond.

  • Get up and cheer, or recommend you for the Victoria Cross or something?

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • We want you to tell us how you won your Victoria Cross, Jamie.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • For this remarkable display of valour Freyberg received the Victoria Cross.

    Some Naval Yarns Mordaunt Hall
  • Lieutenant Kerr most deservedly obtained the Victoria Cross.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • He gained the Victoria Cross for his gallantry on that occasion.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • Both these officers most deservedly gained the Victoria Cross.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • They said it would not be long before he would be wearing the Victoria Cross on his breast.

    The Flag Homer Greene
British Dictionary definitions for Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross

the highest decoration for gallantry in the face of the enemy awarded to the British and Commonwealth armed forces: instituted in 1856 by Queen Victoria
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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