Definition of shuriken in English:

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shuriken

Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͝oriˌken/

noun

A weapon in the form of a star with projecting blades or points, used as a missile in some martial arts.
Example sentences
  • You sneak up on people and waste them with your arsenal of equally cool weapons, like shurikens.
  • Why would they throw weapons away, like a shuriken, which if it missed, would more than likely be lost?
  • He threw a large shuriken, a throwing star, so fast that Kenji just barely got out of the way.

Origin

Japanese, literally 'dagger in the hand'.

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Syllabification: shu·ri·ken

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