a medal, traditionally of silver or silver in color, awarded to a person or team finishing second in a competition, meet, or tournament.
Why Do We Call It The “Silver Screen”?Since its introduction in the early 20th century, the film industry’s contributions to the English language have been manifold.
Related formssilver medalist, noun
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He was greeted by Canadian rower Malcolm Howard, a member of the silver-medal winning men's eight.Prince Harry: I'm Too Old To Go Out Anymore. Really Your Highness?!|Tom Sykes|August 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for silver medal
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