Navy Cross

noun

Definition of Navy Cross

: a U.S. Navy decoration awarded for extraordinary heroism in operations against an armed enemy

First Known Use of Navy Cross

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Navy Cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Navy%20Cross. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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