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phallic symbol

noun, Psychoanalysis
1.
any object, as a cigar or skyscraper, that may broadly resemble or represent the penis, especially such an object that symbolizes power, as an automobile.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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phallic symbols in Culture
phallic symbol [(fal-ik)]

A symbol of the penis.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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