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Definition of the George Cross from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the George Cross

 
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the highest award given to British civilians (= people who are not in the armed forces) for doing something very brave, such as risking danger to help other people. It is a silver medal in the shape of a cross. The George Cross has not been given to many people, and is considered a great honour. It was introduced by King George VI in 1940.