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A decoration bestowed by the US Navy upon individuals who have shown exceptional heroism, especially in enemy combat.
- ‘Yesterday Navy Secretary, Gordon England, presented the Navy Cross to the 22-year-old.’
- ‘All in the line of duty, mind you, but no one even mentioned rewarding me with a Navy Cross or other decoration.’
- ‘To justify the citation, the unit must have clearly rendered itself conspicuous by action of a character comparable to that which would merit the award of a Navy Cross to an individual.’
- ‘The photograph above shows him after receiving the Navy Cross from the Commandant of the Marine Corps.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.