gold medal



a medal, traditionally of gold or gold color, awarded to a person or team finishing first in a competition, meet, or tournament; championship medal.

Origin of gold medal

First recorded in 1905–10
Related formsgold medalist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of gold medal

  • In the group at camp are the gold-medal orator of the school, two excellent pianists, four mandolin players, and a whistler.

British Dictionary definitions for gold medal

gold medal


a medal of gold, awarded to the winner of a competition or raceCompare silver medal, bronze medal
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