oak-leaf cluster

noun

: a bronze or silver cluster of oak leaves and acorns added to various military decorations to signify a second or subsequent award of the basic decoration

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oak-leaf cluster was in 1918

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“Oak-leaf cluster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oak-leaf%20cluster. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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