Med·al n. A piece of metal in the form of a coin, struck with a device, and intended to preserve the remembrance of a notable event or an illustrious person, or to serve as a reward.
Med·al, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Medaled or Medalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Medaling or Medalling.] To honor or reward with a medal. “Medaled by the king.”
n : an award for winning a championship or commemorating some
other event [syn: decoration, laurel wreath, medallion,
[also: medalling, medalled]