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Root Words:

[かげ() + ()·しゃ()]
kage + musha

English Meaning(s) for 陰武者

  1. body double; double (orig. of a military leader)
  2. wire puller; person behind the scenes; shadow commander

Definition and Synonyms for 陰武者

Double raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
Synonyms: 陰武者
Double a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
Synonyms: スタントマン, 代役, 代り役, 替え玉, 陰武者

Meanings for each kanji in 陰武者

shade; yin; negative; sex organs; secret; shadow Kanji Details »
warrior; military; chivalry; arms Kanji Details »
someone; person Kanji Details »

Categories 陰武者 is a member of

Backup Man someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
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Raise increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
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