Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A decoration awarded by the US Navy for exceptional heroism in action.

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  • noun a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy

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Examples

  • Gittes is back from World War II, in which he won the nation's second highest award for heroism, the Navy Cross, which is never mentioned per se, it's simply there in his office, hiding his real wall safe.

    William Bradley: Chinatown's 35th Anniversary Edition and the Polanski Scandal

  • He won the Navy Cross, which is the nation's second highest award for battlefield gallantry after the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    The Nightingale's Song

  • The Navy Cross is the second-highest decoration for combat valor, behind only the Medal of Honor.

    Military Top Stories Center

  • The Legion of Valor decided that Sawyer's claim to have received the Navy Cross was a fraud.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The Navy Cross is the second highest award for valor, second only to the Medal of Honor.

    A Soldier's Perspective

  • The medals included the Navy Cross, which is the highest award given by the Department of the Navy, and the Purple Heart, which is given to those wounded in action or killed.

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  • The Navy Cross is the highest honor specific to the Naval services and the second highest award in the U.S. military.

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  • The Navy Cross is the highest honor specific to the Naval services and the second highest award in the U.S. military.

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  • The Navy Cross is the highest honor specific to the Naval services and the second highest award in the U.S. military.

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  • The Navy Cross is the second highest honor for combat heroism a Marine can receive.

    The Two Malcontents

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