Distinguished Service Order

noun

Definition of Distinguished Service Order

: a British military decoration awarded for special services in action

First Known Use of Distinguished Service Order

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Distinguished Service Order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Distinguished%20Service%20Order. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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