Meaning of “trophy” in the English Dictionary

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"trophy" in British English

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trophynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtrəʊ.fi/ us /ˈtroʊ.fi/

B2 a prize, such as a gold or silver cup, 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 following year:

He's an excellent rider, 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 animal heads on the wall were trophies of his hunting trips.

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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 large silver cup 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 stone walls, were the trophies – heads of a rhinoceros and an African buffalo with huge horns.

(Definition of “trophy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)