Definition of kendo
: a Japanese sport of fencing usually with bamboo swords
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Later in the match, Van Ness returned, but Allie appeared and chased away Van Ness with a kendo stick.
Women’s championship match, champion Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley, kendo stick on a pole:
Later in the night, the match was made official: Alexa vs. Bayley in a kendo stick on a pole match.
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Origin and Etymology of kendo
Japanese kendō, from ken sword + dō art
First Known Use: 1921See Words from the same year
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