karate chop

karate-chop

[kuh-rah-tee-chop]
noun
1.
a sharp blow used in karate, usually delivered by a slanting stroke with the side of the hand.
verb (used with object), karate-chopped, karate-chopping.
2.
to strike with a karate-chop.

Origin:
1965–70

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Main Entry:  karate chop
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a swift downward blow with the side of the hand, used in karate
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