oak leaf cluster
a U.S. military decoration in the form of a small bronze twig bearing four oak leaves and three acorns, worn on the ribbon of another decoration for valor, wounds, or distinguished service to signify a second award of the same medal.
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Origin of oak leaf cluster
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for oak leaf cluster
US an insignia consisting of oak leaves and acorns awarded to holders of certain military decorations to indicate a further award of the same decoration
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