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noun, plural Ha·ken·kreu·ze [hah-kuh n-kroi-tsuh] /ˈhɑ kənˌkrɔɪ tsə/, German.
- a swastika, especially that used as the emblem of the Nazi party and the Third Reich.
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British Dictionary definitions for hakenkreuz
literally: hooked cross
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Word Origin and History for hakenkreuz
1931, proper German name for the Nazi swastika (q.v.), literally "hook-cross," from Old High German hako "hook," from Proto-Germanic *hoka-, from PIE *keg- "hook, tooth" (see hook (n.)).
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