Distinguished Service Order

noun

: a British military decoration awarded for special services in action

Examples of Distinguished Service Order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was awarded the DSO (Distinguished Service Order) and the MC (Military Cross). Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 19 Dec. 2022 His effort was rewarded with a Distinguished Service Order decoration. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, 9 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Distinguished Service Order was in 1886

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“Distinguished Service Order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Distinguished%20Service%20Order. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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