a figure used as a symbol or an ornament in the Old World and in America since prehistoric times, consisting of a cross with arms of equal length, each arm having a continuation at right angles.
this figure as the official emblem of the Nazi party and the Third Reich.
- swas·ti·kaed, adjective
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How to use swastika in a sentence
I personally prefer the Ukrainian official flag, and the emblem of Lviv—a kind looking lion—to a swastika.
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The author of The Pink swastika, Lively is more than a simple opponent of gay rights.
The foregoing explanations relate only to the present accepted name “swastika.”
The ordinary size of the swastika, in very primitive times, is under a third of an inch in diameter.
Whatever else the sign swastika may have stood for, and however many meanings it may have had, it was always ornamental.
Professor Goodyear gives the title of “Meander” to that form of swastika which bends two or more times (fig. 11).
The swastika is normal, with arms crossing at right angles, the ends bent at right angles and to the right.
British Dictionary definitions for swastika
a primitive religious symbol or ornament in the shape of a Greek cross, usually having the ends of the arms bent at right angles in either a clockwise or anticlockwise direction
this symbol with clockwise arms, officially adopted in 1935 as the emblem of Nazi Germany
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