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ruptured duck

noun, Slang.
the symbol of an eagle with wings spread appearing in the honorable discharge emblem of the U.S. armed forces.
Origin of ruptured duck
1925-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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ruptured duck

noun phrase

A lapel pin, featuring an eagle rather than a duck, given to veterans honorably discharged after World War II (WWII armed forces)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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