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The Japanese martial art of fencing with bamboo swords.
[Japanese kendō : ken, sword (from Middle Chinese kiam`; also the source of Mandarin jiàn) + dō, way; see aikido.]
(Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) the Japanese art of fencing with pliable bamboo staves or, sometimes, real swords: strict conventions are observed
a Japanese form of fencing using bamboo foils or wooden swords.
[1920–25; < Japanese kendō]