Croix de Guerre

[ krwahduh -ger ]

  1. a French military award for heroism in battle.

Origin of Croix de Guerre

1910–15; <French: literally, cross of war

Words Nearby Croix de Guerre Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Croix de Guerre in a sentence

  • His part was so small and mine so big, he said, that he wanted me to have his Croix de Guerre, his regimental and other medals.

    My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
  • She caught a glimpse of some sort of ribbon on his breast—the Croix de Guerre.

    Manslaughter | Alice Duer Miller
  • He went through bad fighting, and in March, 1917, he was given a Croix de Guerre.

  • Croix de Guerre had been given out that day at the automobile park at Chalons.

    One Man's Initiation--1917 | John Dos Passos
  • Many of them have been mentioned in dispatches, and have received from France the Croix de Guerre.

    The White Road to Verdun | Kathleen Burke

British Dictionary definitions for Croix de Guerre

Croix de Guerre

/ French (krwa də ɡɛr) /

  1. a French military decoration awarded for gallantry in battle: established 1915

Origin of Croix de Guerre

literally: cross of war

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