Medal of Honor

noun phrase

Definition of Medal of Honor 

: a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the Congress for conspicuous intrepidity at the risk of life in action with an enemy

First Known Use of Medal of Honor

1861, in the meaning defined above

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