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[かたな()]
katana
noun

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[とう()]
tou

English Meaning(s) for 刀

noun
  1. sword (esp. Japanese single-edged); katana
  2. scalpel
  3. chisel; burin; graver
  4. knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China)

Definition and Synonyms for 刀

Cavalry Sword a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
Synonyms: サーブル, サーベル, , , 軍刀
Knife a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
Synonyms: どす, ナイフ, 九寸五分, , 匕首, 合い口, 小刀, 短刀, 短剣
Sabre a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
Synonyms: サーブル, サーベル, , , 軍刀
Brand a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
Synonyms: どす, ソード, 兵刃, , 刀刃, 刀剣, , 太刀, 新刀, 段平, 殺人刀, 神剣, 腰の物

Meanings for each kanji in 刀

sword; saber; knife Kanji Details »

Categories 刀 is a member of

Brand a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
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Weapon any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
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Fencing Sword a sword used in the sport of fencing
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Sample Sentences for 刀

This sword has a strange history.
Kendo involves dueling between two people who are each equipped with a sword-like stave made of bamboo.
That sword is fit for a prince.
He forged the steel into a sword.
Swinging their swords with two hands, the warriors bravely battled their enemies to the end.

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