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Meaning of swastika

swas•ti•ka

Pronunciation: (swos'ti-ku or, esp. Brit., swas'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. this figure as the official emblem of the Nazi party and the Third Reich.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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