UK [ˈsɪlvə(r)ˌweə(r)] / US [ˈsɪlvərˌwer] noun [uncountable]
1) objects made from silver, especially objects used at meals
2) American cutlery
3) British informal a large silver cup that is given as a prize in a sports competition

Skelton's goal helped his team to lift the silverware (= win the prize).

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