netsuke


net·su·ke

noun \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

Japanese
First Known Use: 1876

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