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English definition of “medal”

medal

noun [C]     /ˈmed.əl/
B2 a small metal disc, with words or a picture on it, given as a reward for a brave action, for winning a competition, or to remember a special event: He was awarded a medal for bravery. She won three Olympic gold medals.Prizes, rewards and medals
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