nunchaku

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noun nun·cha·ku \ˈnən-ˌchək, ˌnən-ˈchä-kü\

Definition of nunchaku

plural

nunchakus

or

nunchaku

  1. :  a weapon that consists of two hardwood sticks joined at their ends by a short length of rawhide, cord, or chain

Origin and Etymology of nunchaku

Japanese dialect (Okinawa)


First Known Use: 1970


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to strike by flicking the finger outward

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