Meaning of Ritterkreuz in English:

Ritterkreuz

Pronunciation /ˈrɪtəkrɔɪts/

noun

historical
  • The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, a German decoration instituted by Hitler and awarded for distinguished service in war.

    The decoration was last awarded in 1945.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in This Week Magazine. From German Ritterkreuz, a grade of the Iron Cross from Ritter knight + Kreuz.