Pronunciation: (foor'u-zhâr"; Fr. fOO-ra-zher'), [key]
—pl. -gèresPronunciation: (-zhârz"; Fr. -zher'). [key] (in French and U.S. military use)
1. an ornament of cord worn on the shoulder.
2. such a cord awarded as an honorary decoration, as to members of a regiment or other unit that has received a requisite number of citations.
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