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katana

Line breaks: ka¦tana
Pronunciation: /kəˈtɑːnə
 
/

Definition of katana in English:

noun

A long, single-edged sword used by Japanese samurai.
Example sentences
  • Daggers en suite with wakizashis and katanas were accorded the same care in their manufacture and decoration as their companion swords.
  • Hung on the walls were swords of every kind: kodachis, katanas, fencing swords, even the heavy and antique broadswords.
  • It was a pair of matching katanas, one edged swords sheathed in rusted hold sheathing with red ribbon tied around the hilt that dangled to the side.

Origin

early 17th century: Japanese.

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