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noun (trophies)
  1. An object, usually in the form of a statuette, cup, or shield, awarded for success in a competition or to mark a special achievement.
He won the in a running competition.
  1. An object taken as a prize by a hunter or conqueror, especially one that is displayed.
The set of antlers which hung on the wall was his prized .
  1. (criminology, by extension) An object taken by a serial killer or rapist as a memento of the crime.
    • 1994, Philip Jenkins, Using Murder: The Social Construction of Serial Homicide http://books.google.com/books?id=nhXmk3Tm-SQC, ISBN 0202305252, page 117:
      The souvenirs which many killers retain of their victims are often described as trophies, and Norman Bates's taxidermic interests derived from the real-life Ed Gein.
    • 2001, R. Michael Gordon, Alias Jack the Ripper: Beyond the Usual Whitechapel Suspects http://books.google.com/books?id=n5PWnVtQs4MC, ISBN 0786408987, page 82:
      A from this murder would have been of great importance.
    • 2004, Ronald F. Becker, Criminal Investigation http://books.google.com/books?id=YDGaGSdjc6kC, ISBN 0763731684, page 168:
      The offender is also likely to mentally relive his killings, often with the help of souvenirs or trophies, such as a bracelet or a body part taken from the victim.

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