a German medal awarded for outstanding bravery or service during wartime.
(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
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British Dictionary definitions for iron cross
the highest decoration for bravery awarded to the German armed forces in wartime: instituted in 1813
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