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Military medals and decorations

the Congressional Medal of Honor

the most important military honour in the US, given to soldiers who have been extremely brave

decorate

verb

to give someone a medal because they have done something brave or good

decoration

noun

a medal given to someone who has done something brave or good

MC

noun

Military Cross: an honour that is given to officers in the British Army who have been very brave

medal

noun

a small flat piece of metal that you are given for winning a competition or doing something very brave

Medal of Honor

noun

in the US, the most important medal that a member of the armed forces who has done something very brave can receive

Military Cross

noun

a medal that is given to British soldiers who have been especially brave in a war

ribbon

noun

a small piece of coloured cloth, worn on a uniform as a military honour

the VC

noun

the Victoria Cross: a medal given to soldiers from the UK or the British Commonwealth for very brave acts

VC

noun

a soldier who has been given this medal

Victoria Cross

noun

a medal given to British soldiers for very brave acts

mentioned in dispatches

if a soldier is mentioned in dispatches, a senior officer sends a report to say that the soldier has fought well and should receive a medal

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a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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