Iron Cross

  1. a German medal awarded for outstanding bravery or service during wartime.

  2. (lowercase)Gymnastics. an upright, crosslike position held between the rings, with the arms fully extended laterally and the legs held together and pointed downward.

Origin of Iron Cross

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby Iron Cross Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Iron Cross in a sentence

  • His gray uniform was of richer material than usual and an Iron Cross was pinned upon his breast.

    The Hosts of the Air | Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The central streamer just tipped as it fluttered the top of the Iron Cross which marked the religious nature of the gateway.

    Hyacinth | George A. Birmingham

British Dictionary definitions for Iron Cross

Iron Cross

  1. the highest decoration for bravery awarded to the German armed forces in wartime: instituted in 1813

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