Definition of George Cross in English:

George Cross

(also GC)


  • (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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘AB Colin Grazier, from Tamworth, died while recovering the vital codes from the sinking U - 559 in 1942, and was awarded a George Cross.’


George Cross

/ˌdʒɔːdʒ ˈkrɒs/