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Victoria Cross

noun
  1. a British decoration awarded to soldiers and sailors for acts of conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy. Abbreviation: V.C.
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Origin of Victoria Cross

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for victoria cross

Victoria Cross

noun
  1. the highest decoration for gallantry in the face of the enemy awarded to the British and Commonwealth armed forces: instituted in 1856 by Queen Victoria
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