noun net·su·ke \ˈnets-(ˌ)kā, -kē, -ke also ˈnet-sü-\
plural netsuke or netsukes

Definition of NETSUKE

:  a small and often intricately carved toggle (as of wood or ivory) used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash

Origin of NETSUKE

First Known Use: 1876


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