triskelion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n triskelion a figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Triskelion A figure composed of three branches, usually curved, radiating from a center, as the figure composed of three human legs, with bent knees, which has long been used as a badge or symbol of Sicily and of the Isle of Man.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n triskelion A widely distributed symbolic device composed of three arms or branches radiating from a center. It does not seem to be connected with the swastika, which has four arms. It first appears in a simple form in the coinage of Lycia. In antiquity it was the national symbol of Sicily. The three legs appear in the Sicilian coinage and upon vases. They also compose the armorial emblem of the Isle of Man. See triskele.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. three-legged. See Tri-; Isosceles

Usage

In literature:

There is not, as in these triskelions, a central hub.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
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In news:

Michael Vinereanu, a k a Johnny Panic, performs at a boylesque class at Triskelion Arts Center in Brooklyn.
Jessica Gaynor Dance at Triskelion Arts' Aldous Theater.
Dweezil Zappa Demonstrates Godlyke TWA Triskelion Pedal.
0The Triskelion lump breaker is composed of a number of rotating triangular blades that intermesh with stationary blades.
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