Victoria Cross

noun

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

Examples of Victoria Cross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 6-foot-8-inch soldier shot to fame in 2011 when he was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia - the country’s highest military honor - for almost single-handedly saving fellow troops after they had been pinned down by Taliban machine gun fire during a 2010 operation. Michael E. Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 2 June 2023 The 6-foot-8-inch soldier shot to fame in 2011 when he was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia — the country’s highest military honor — for almost single-handedly saving fellow troops after they had been pinned down by Taliban machine gun fire during a 2010 operation. Michael E. Miller, Washington Post, 1 June 2023 Roberts-Smith, 44, was seen as a national hero after winning several top military honors, including the Victoria Cross, for his actions during six tours of Afghanistan from 2006 to 2012. Reuters, NBC News, 1 June 2023 This is repeated by Lady Angiolini, LT (A Lady of The Thistle), Christopher Finney, GC (Chair of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association), Baroness Amos, LG (A Lady of The Garter. Maria Mercedes Lara, Peoplemag, 6 May 2023 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Victoria%20Cross. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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