fylfot

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fyl·fot

 (fĭl′fŏt′)
n.
A swastika.

[Originally perhaps a device for the foot of a painted window : fill + foot.]

fylfot

(ˈfaɪlfɒt)
n
(Heraldry) a rare word for swastika
[C16 (apparently meaning: a sign or device for the lower part or foot of a painted window): from fillen to fill + fot foot]

fyl•fot

(ˈfɪl fɒt)

n.
a swastika.
[after a supposed designation for this figure in a ms. of c1500]
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The design is described by Taylor as a "fylfot-cross," a term commonly used among antiquarians of the nineteenth century to specify a swastika design with crampons of shorter length than the arms of the cross; the fylfots are, additionally, "verso" fylfots, meaning that their arms, when viewed from the inside of the church, point widdershins.