Definition of tsuba in English:

tsuba

Syllabification: tsu·ba
Pronunciation: /ˈtso͞obə
 
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noun (plural same or tsubas)

  • A Japanese sword guard, typically elaborately decorated and made of steel.
    More example sentences
    • The left hand takes control of the sword by holding the tsuba and the right hand passes down the side, smoothing the sageo as it goes.
    • A tsuba is the hand guard mounted on a Japanese sword.
    • Thus the Japanese sword tsuba became an elaborate piece of art - far beyond its practical use.

Origin

Japanese.

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