Share this entry

Share this page

George Cross

Line breaks: George Cross
Pronunciation: /dʒɔːdʒ
 
/
(abbreviation: GC)

Definition of George Cross in English:

noun

(In the UK and Commonwealth countries) a decoration for bravery awarded especially to civilians, instituted in 1940 by King George VI and taking precedence over all other medals and decorations except the Victoria Cross.
Example sentences
  • AB Colin Grazier, from Tamworth, died while recovering the vital codes from the sinking U - 559 in 1942, and was awarded a George Cross.
  • Thieves made off with the haul, which included a George Cross, in a January raid at the Dedham home.
  • Trooper Christopher Finney, of The Blues and Royals, is to be decorated with the George Cross.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure