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trophynoun [C]

uk   /ˈtrəʊ.fi/  us   /troʊ-/
B2 a ​prize, such as a ​gold or ​silvercup, that is given to the ​winner of a ​competition or ​race, and often ​returned after a ​year to be given to the ​winner of the ​competition in the ​followingyear: He's an ​excellentrider, but he's never won a ​major trophy. The Duchess of Cambridge will be presenting the trophies. something used as a ​symbol of ​success from ​hunting or ​war: The ​animalheads on the ​wall were trophies of his ​huntingtrips.

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(Definition of trophy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trophynoun [C]

 us   /ˈtroʊ·fi/
a ​prize, such as a ​largesilvercup or ​bowl, given to the one who ​wins a ​competition or ​race A trophy is also something used as a ​symbol of ​success: Under the ​long high-beamed ​ceiling, ​affixed to ​stonewalls, were the trophies – ​heads of a ​rhinoceros and an ​Africanbuffalo with ​hugehorns.
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