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kendo

[ken-doh] /ˈkɛn doʊ/
noun
1.
a Japanese form of fencing using bamboo staves, with the contestants wearing head guards and protective garments.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Japanese kendō < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese jiàn sword + dào way; compare bushido, judo, Tao
Related forms
kendoist, noun
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  • Neo tears the sign from the ground and wields it as a kendo sword, vaulting pole, and battering ram.
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kendo

/ˈkɛndəʊ/
noun
1.
the Japanese art of fencing with pliable bamboo staves or, sometimes, real swords: strict conventions are observed
Word Origin
from Japanese
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