Victoria Cross


: a bronze Maltese cross awarded to members of the British armed services for acts of remarkable valor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lama was then taken to a hospital on a stretcher and would earn a Victoria Cross. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, 9 Nov. 2022 Among them were seven Victoria Cross and 10 George Cross medal recipients, according to the British Armed Forces. Susan Keating, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Victoria Cross was in 1856

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“Victoria Cross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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