a medal, traditionally of gold or gold color, awarded to a person or team finishing first in a competition, meet, or tournament; championship medal.
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Origin of gold medal
First recorded in 1905–10
Related formsgold medalist, noun
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Examples from the Web for gold medal
Oddsmakers predict that Norway will once again top the gold-medal table.
In the group at camp are the gold-medal orator of the school, two excellent pianists, four mandolin players, and a whistler.Our Schools in War Time—and After|Arthur Davis Dean
British Dictionary definitions for gold medal
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