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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. 2017.
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  • Each member of the crew of the submarine is to receive the Victoria Cross.

    The Secret Service Submarine Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Get up and cheer, or recommend you for the Victoria Cross or something?

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • Colonels by enlisted men, for all wore the Victoria Cross, and that earned them the right to attend.

    The Soul of a Nation Phillip Gibbs
  • We want you to tell us how you won your Victoria Cross, Jamie.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • For this splendid self-sacrifice and steadfast bravery he was rightly awarded the Victoria Cross.

  • For this remarkable display of valour Freyberg received the Victoria Cross.

    Some Naval Yarns Mordaunt Hall
  • So you want me to tell you something about the Victoria Cross, eh?

  • Both these officers most deservedly gained the Victoria Cross.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • His son had been struck down at the front, earning, however, the Victoria Cross by a conspicuous act of bravery before he died.

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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