Definition of ippon in English:

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ippon

Pronunciation: /ˈipän/

noun

A full point scored in judo, karate, and other martial sports.
Example sentences
  • In Judo competition the objective is to score an ippon (one full point).
  • In November 1954, in Mannheim, Germany, Hirano scored all ippons in 34 minutes against 54 black belt opponents.
  • It took 12 minutes 57 seconds for Kimura to score 6 ippons in this championship.

Origin

Japanese.

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Syllabification: ip·pon

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