3 definitions by Andrev Jakstone

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The most common symbol of communism, another being the red star. As the name suggests, the symbol is a hammer, with the handle on the right and the head on the left, heading up at a 45 degree angle, representing the industrial proletariat. Starting at the lower left is the handle of the sickle, which curves to the right and intersects with the handle of the hammer, then curves up and to the left, stopping a little bit to the left of approx. where the handle of the sickle, if it were to be extended in a line, would be. The sickle represents the agricultural laborers; the peasants.

The idea of crossed tools is often connected to unions and organizations which deal with the hard laborers.

It is possible that the Hammer and Sickle design was influenced by the Crook and Flail that Egyptian Pharoahs held, crossed much like the Hammer and Sickle, when depicted on their sarcophagus.
I saw the Hammer and Sickle on that flag, and I instantly knew that the person holding the flag was a communist.
by Andrev Jakstone October 03, 2005
One of the symbols of communism, along with the hammer and sickle. It is typically depicted as a gold star on a red background, although a red star on other backgrounds works as well. The five points each represent a different part of the communist peoples, which would have to work together in order for communism to work. Which point of the star is not related to an order of the groups, which follow:

1. The Intelligentsia, those who had intelligence and were to criticize the way things were, so that life for all could be improved.

2. The Military, those who defended communism from those who would seek to destroy it.

3. The Youth, those who were to grow up communists, and to lead the next era of communism.

4. The Proletariat, those who labored in factories and such to allow society to run.

5. The Peasantry, those who worked on agriculture and so allowed society to feast.
On the soviet flag, a red star hangs above the hammer and sickle, the two most common symbols of communism.
by Andrev Jakstone October 03, 2005
Something that is twice as large as what you would expect it to be. Disproportionatly large. Normally used in relation to fruit, especially melons.
Wow, that watermelon is twice as big as what I would expect it to be! It truly is melonic!

That fifty foot tall statue of a cantaloup is of melonic proportions!
by Andrev Jakstone October 03, 2005

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