Definition of Navy Cross in English:

Navy Cross

Syllabification: Na·vy Cross

noun

  • A decoration bestowed by the US Navy upon individuals who have shown exceptional heroism, especially in enemy combat.
    More example sentences
    • Yesterday Navy Secretary, Gordon England, presented the Navy Cross to the 22-year-old.
    • The photograph above shows him after receiving the Navy Cross from the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
    • All in the line of duty, mind you, but no one even mentioned rewarding me with a Navy Cross or other decoration.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman