oak-leaf cluster
noun Date: 1918 a bronze or silver cluster of oak leaves and acorns added to various military decorations to signify a second or subsequent award of the basic decoration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oak-leaf cluster — noun (US) A form of additional military decoration • • • Main Entry: ↑oak * * * oak leaf cluster «OHK LEEF», a cluster of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns given as an honor to a person in the United States armed forces who has already… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oak-leaf cluster — ☆ oak leaf cluster [ōk′lēf΄ ] n. a small, bronze cluster of oak leaves and acorns awarded to the holder of a U.S. Army or Air Force decoration for each new award of that decoration: a silver cluster equals five bronze clusters * * * …   Universalium

  • oak-leaf cluster — ☆ oak leaf cluster [ōk′lēf΄ ] n. a small, bronze cluster of oak leaves and acorns awarded to the holder of a U.S. Army or Air Force decoration for each new award of that decoration: a silver cluster equals five bronze clusters …   English World dictionary

  • Oak leaf cluster — United States Oak Leaf Clusters …   Wikipedia

  • oak leaf cluster — oak′ leaf clus′ter n. mil a bronze military decoration in the form of oak leaves, affixed to another decoration to signify a second award of the same medal • Etymology: 1915–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • oak leaf cluster — a U.S. military decoration in the form of a small bronze twig bearing four oak leaves and three acorns, worn on the ribbon of another decoration for valor, wounds, or distinguished service to signify a second award of the same medal. [1915 20,… …   Universalium

  • Oak Leaf Cluster — noun a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before • Hypernyms: ↑decoration, ↑laurel wreath, ↑medal, ↑medallion, ↑palm, ↑ribbon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oak Leaf — may refer to: Military Oak leaf cluster, a U.S. military decoration A bronze oak leaf device is also used to signify a Mention in Despatches or the award of the Queen s Commendation for Valuable Service in Commonwealth militaries An additional… …   Wikipedia

  • Oak — Quercus redirects here. For other uses, see Quercus (disambiguation). This article is about oaks (Quercus). For other uses of Oak , see Oak (disambiguation). Oak Foliage and acorns of Quercus robur …   Wikipedia

  • cluster — clusteringly, adv. clustery, adj. /klus teuhr/, n. 1. a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together; a bunch: a cluster of grapes. 2. a group of things or persons close together: There was a cluster of tourists at the gate. 3. U.S …   Universalium

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