Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A swastika.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich; a cross with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise direction

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

Examples

  • “The Hakenkreuz and everything else are banned,” Hans explained.

    The Lampshade

  • Antique toy soldier dealers in Berlin had to blot the Hakenkreuz off the arms of each tiny Wehrmacht man before displaying it.

    The Lampshade

  • In Sie flohen vor dem Hakenkreuz, edited by Walter Zadek, 93 – 99.

    Recha Freier.

  • As for the Hindu symbol -- that actually goes the other way round -- and even hardcore ANTIFA activists agree that even the dimmest neonazi knows which way the German Hakenkreuz goesnot much dyslexia bonus here.

    Can you guess what it is yet?

  • The setting of the angle at 45 degree didn't help either, this being the 'classic' Hakenkreuz design as opposed to Hindu swastikas that are always straight.

    Can you guess what it is yet?

  • And any Jew should be able to see the exact parallel of Germans seeing the Hakenkreuz as "the reminder to Germans of the brutal war, its aftermath of occupation and reconstruction, and the disdain in which they were held by the Allied powers who wrote the history books."

    "If somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them what to do with the pole; that’s what we’d do."

  • More than half of the guests wore uniforms, and next to the piano the red flag with the Hakenkreuz was prominently displayed.

    Stones from the River

  • On her lapel, the woman wore a round button with the Hakenkreuz.

    Stones from the River

  • Hakenkreuz flags and SS emblems disappeared from the graceful rooms, and on Saturday nights a dance band played American music.

    Stones from the River

  • One officer on either side, Trudi passed the Hakenkreuz flag in the lobby.

    Stones from the River

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