Definitions for victoria cross
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a decoration awarded to Commonwealth soldiers and sailors for conspicuous bravery in combat.
Category: Military, Canada/Canadian
Ref: Abbr.: VC
Origin of Victoria Cross:
a British military decoration for gallantry
Britainu2019s highest military award, a bronze Maltese cross - For Valour
New Zealand's highest military award, awarded for valour.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a naval and military decoration in the shape of a Maltese cross, instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856 for conspicuous bravery in the presence of an enemy.
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