Hakenkreuz

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Ha·ken·kreuz

 (hä′kən-kroits′)
n.
A swastika.

[German : Haken, hook (from Middle High German hāken; see haček) + Kreuz, cross (from Middle High German kriuze; see kreuzer).]

Hakenkreuz

(ˈhɑːkənˌkrɔɪts)
n
(Historical Terms) the swastika
[literally: hooked cross]

hakenkreuz

A German word meaning hooked cross, used to mean the swastika.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hakenkreuz - the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third ReichHakenkreuz - the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich; a cross with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise direction
tetraskele, tetraskelion - a figure consisting of four stylized human arms or legs (or bent lines) radiating from a center
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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He had begun using charged iconography early on: One of his ballpoint-pen drawings, Die Erscheinung des Hakenkreuzes (The Apparition of the Swastika), ca.
Die Differenzen, die zwischen den beiden Kampfparteien des Februar lagen, waren aber kleiner als die Gegensatze, die sie beide von jenen trennten, die unter dem Zeichen des Hakenkreuzes mit Befriedigung zusahen, wie sich ihre Gegner zerfleischten.