Definition of crown jewel in English:

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crown jewel

noun

1 (Crown Jewels) The crown and other ornaments and jewelry worn or carried by the sovereign on certain state occasions: the Crown Jewels of the British monarchy
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  • Christopher Columbus's exploration of the Americas was funded by the Spanish royal family pawning their Crown Jewels.
  • Crown Jewels might include everything from the regalia to swords, tiaras, rings and brooches.
  • If you want to really know London, don't stop at the Tower of London with its gloomy turrets and Crown Jewels.
2A particularly valuable or prized possession or asset: one of Istanbul’s architectural crown jewels he is under pressure to sell the crown jewel of his retail empire
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  • Album of the Year is the crown jewel of music's biggest prize, and those albums are the best they could come up with in 2003.
  • It's the crown jewel of media because they have a set of assets that's unmatched.
  • The crown jewel of the telecom boom, a state-of - the-art cable system on the ocean floor capable of carrying 90 percent of the pacific telecom traffic.
2.1 (crown jewels) humorous A man’s genitals.
Example sentences
  • The only thing Pete was flashing was his crown jewels after taking to the stage with his flies undone.
  • It was quite hot that evening and not being a man to restrict his crown jewels in boxers all night, yours truly was sleeping in the buff.
  • Defenders setting up a wall to face a free kick near the penalty area will not longer be allowed to protect their crown jewels with their hands.

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Syllabification: crown jew·el

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