Definition of nunchaku in English:


Syllabification: nun·cha·ku
Pronunciation: /ˌnənˈCHäko͞o
(also nunchuk /ˈnənˌCHək/)

noun (plural same or nunchakus)

  • A Japanese martial arts weapon consisting of two hardwood sticks joined together by a chain, rope, or thong.
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    • The nunchaku popularised in Bruce Lee films and used by Japanese ninjas is only meant to be used by experts in combat sports.
    • The fan club has chosen three designs of Lee in his classic poses - all featuring a bare-torsoed Lee, two including Lee's signature weapon the nunchaku - and fans are invited to vote for their favorite design on the Internet.
    • He'll find other weapons during his travels, like nunchaku and bows and arrows.


Japanese, from Okinawa dialect.

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