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silver medal

a medal, traditionally of silver or silver in color, awarded to a person or team finishing second in a competition, meet, or tournament.
Also, silver.
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silver medalist, noun Unabridged
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  • Harding gained the silver medal of the Society of Arts for a water-colour drawing, and became very popular as a drawing-master.

    English Painters Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
  • A silver medal is also given every year for the best model from life.

    Captains of Industry James Parton
  • This affair was of so great importance that the authorities caused a silver medal to be struck on the occasion.

  • The captors of André were rewarded with a silver medal and $200 a year for life.

    The Land We Live In Henry Mann
  • Fortunately for England and her Empire, Jellicoe came up again—but his silver medal did not.

    Admiral Jellicoe Arthur Applin
  • He showed them a silver medal gained by valor in the former war.

    Eli and Sibyl Jones Rufus Matthew Jones
British Dictionary definitions for silver medal

silver medal

a medal of silver awarded to a competitor who comes second in a contest or race Compare gold medal, bronze medal
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Contemporary definitions for silver medal

a medal made of or colored silver, esp. that given for second place in a competition's 21st Century Lexicon
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