Definition of Hakenkreuz in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːk(ə)nˌkrɔɪts/
Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːkənˌkrɔyts/


A swastika, especially in its clockwise form as a Nazi symbol.
Example sentences
  • In the Federal Republic of Germany, it is illegal to display the Hakenkreuz or swastika, which was the central symbol of the Nazi movement and the central motif in the national flag in the Third Reich.
  • The group called their symbol the Hakenkreuz, not the swastika.
  • The Hakenkreuz is the ancient good luck symbol and sits on a veritcal axis.


German, from Haken 'hook' + Kreuz 'cross'.

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