hammer and sickle
noun Date: 1921 an emblem consisting of a crossed hammer and sickle used especially as a symbol of Soviet Communism

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  • hammer and sickle — noun singular the sign that represents Communism, consisting of a hammer across a SICKLE (=a tool used for cutting grain crops). This sign was used on the flag of the former Soviet Union …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hammer and sickle — n. the emblem of Communist parties in some countries, consisting of a sickle (symbolizing peasants) placed across a hammer (symbolizing workers) …   English World dictionary

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  • Hammer and sickle — The hammer and sickle is a part of communist symbolism and its usage indicates an association with Communism, Communist Party, or Communist state. It features a hammer superimposed on a sickle, or vice versa. The two tools are symbols of the… …   Wikipedia

  • hammer and sickle — noun the emblem on the flag of the Soviet Union • Hypernyms: ↑emblem, ↑allegory * * * ˌhammer and ˈsickle [hammer and sickle] noun singular tools representing the …   Useful english dictionary

  • hammer and sickle — symbol of a crossed hammer and sickle representing the worker and the farmer (part of the flag of the former Soviet Union) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hammer and sickle — noun 1. an emblem consisting of a crossed hammer and sickle representing the industrial worker and the peasant; adopted as the emblem of the Soviet Union in 1923. 2. any similar emblem of communism outside the Soviet Union …   Australian English dictionary

  • hammer and sickle — 1. the emblem of the Soviet Union, adopted in 1923 and consisting of an insignia of a hammer with its handle across the blade of a sickle and a star above. 2. any emblem similar to this, as the flag of Communist parties in some countries. * * * …   Universalium

  • hammer and sickle — ham′mer and sick′le n. gov the Communist emblem of the Soviet Union, consisting of a hammer with its handle across the blade of a sickle and a star above …   From formal English to slang

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