Meaning of honor roll

hon'or roll"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a list of students who have earned grades above a specific average during a semester or school year. Cf. dean's list.
  2. a list of names, usually on a plaque in a public place, of local citizens who have served or died in the armed services.
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