Meaning of Iron Cross

I'ron Cross'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a German medal awarded for outstanding bravery or service during wartime.
  2. (l.c.)an upright, crosslike position held between the rings, with the arms fully extended laterally and the legs held together and pointed downward.
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