oak leaf cluster

oak leaf cluster

noun
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.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism

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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 
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