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swastikanoun [C]

uk   /ˈswɒs.tɪ.kə/  us   /ˈswɑː.stɪ-/
a ​symbol in the ​form of a ​cross with each of ​itsarmsbent at a 90° ​anglehalf way along, used in the 20th ​century as the ​symbol of the ​Naziparty
(Definition of swastika from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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swastikanoun [C]

 us   /ˈswɑs·tɪ·kə/
an ​ancientsymbol in the ​form of a cross with each of ​itsarmsbent in the ​middle at a 90° ​angle, used as a ​symbol by ​Nazis in the 20th ​century
(Definition of swastika from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swastika”
in Spanish esvástica, cruz gamada…
in Vietnamese chữ vạn, chữ thập ngoặc…
in Malaysian swastika…
in Thai เครื่องหมายนาซี…
in French croix gammée…
in German das Hakenkreuz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卍字饰(20世纪纳粹党的党徽)…
in Indonesian swastika…
in Chinese (Traditional) 卍字飾(20世紀納粹黨的黨徽)…
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