nunchaku

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nun·cha·ku

 (nən-chä′ko͞o) or nun·chuck (nŭn′chŭk′) or num·chuck (nŭm′-)
n. often nunchakus or nunchucks or numchucks
A pair of hardwood sticks joined by a chain or cord and used as a weapon.

[Okinawan Japanese, probably from Taiwanese neng-cak, a type of farm implement : neng, two, paired (akin to Mandarin liǎng, from Middle Chinese liaŋ´) + cak, chisel (akin to Mandarin záo, chisel, from Middle Chinese dzak).]

nunchaku

(nʌnˈtʃɑːkuː)
n
1. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) martial arts
a. a throwing weapon consisting of two sticks linked loosely with a chain or fine rope
b. (as modifier): nunchaku weapons.
2. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) (as modifier): nunchaku weapons.

nun•cha•ku

(nʌnˈtʃɑ ku)

n., pl. -kus.
Sometimes, nunchakus. an Oriental hand weapon consisting of two sticks joined by a chain or cord.
Also called nun-chucks (ˈnʌnˌtʃʌks)
[1965–70; < Japanese]
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