hexagram

noun
hexa·gram | \ˈhek-sə-ˌgram \

Definition of hexagram 

: a plane figure that has the shape of a 6-pointed star, that consists of two intersecting congruent equilateral triangles having the same point as center and their sides parallel, and that can be formed by constructing external equilateral triangles on the sides of a regular hexagon — compare solomon's seal sense 2

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The quietude begins with a shoji screen by Mr. Childress that blocks off the gallery’s front window, its lightweight frame reiterating the six basic lines of the hexagram structure. Roberta Smith, Holland Cotter And Martha Schwendener, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 10 Aug. 2017

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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