oak leaf cluster

oak leaf clus·ter
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohk leef kluhs-ter]
    • /oʊk lif ˈklʌs tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohk leef kluhs-ter]
    • /oʊk lif ˈklʌs tər/

Definitions of oak leaf cluster words

  • noun oak leaf cluster 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. 1
  • noun oak leaf cluster a silver or bronze military decoration in the shape of oak leaves awarded on a medal or decoration of a soldier to show they have received that medal or decoration more than once 0
  • noun oak leaf cluster an insignia consisting of oak leaves and acorns awarded to holders of certain military decorations to indicate a further award of the same decoration 0
  • noun oak leaf cluster a small, bronze cluster of oak leaves and acorns awarded to the holder of a U.S. Army or Air Force decoration for each new award of that decoration: a silver cluster equals five bronze clusters 0

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Origin of oak leaf cluster

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20

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Parts of speech for Oak leaf cluster


oak leaf cluster popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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