Part of speech: noun

A small disk of metal, bearing a device: given as a mark of honor, a prize, or the like.

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Usage examples "medal":

  1. " You do study too hard," she had said, " and- I say, Earle- I'm sorry for what I said that night- you know- when I snapped at you and said you'd your medal to get. - "The Story of Louie", Oliver Onions.
  2. " One of the poor things," continued the bailiff, " held between her clasped hands a little bronze medal, which was suspended from her neck by a chain of the same material." - "The Wandering Jew, Book II.", Eugene Sue.
  3. Also, I thought Dorothy was away up toward the 'good conduct medal, ' as well as 'distinction' in music. - "Dorothy at Oak Knowe", Evelyn Raymond.