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bokken Syllabification: bok·ken
Pronunciation: /ˈbäkən/

Definition of bokken in English:


A wooden sword used as a practice weapon in kendo.
Example sentences
  • When I finished that I went home and practiced striking a bundle of sticks with a bokken.
  • Of course we did not have a real sword, but Yoshida had carved each us each a good bokken.
  • Furthermore I was intrigued by the sword-derived movements as well as the use of bokken.
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