tae kwon do


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tae kwon do

 (tī′ kwŏn′ dō′)
n.
A Korean martial art that emphasizes powerful kicks.

[Korean t'aekwŏndo : t'ae-, to trample + kwŏn, fist + -do, way.]

tae kwon do

(ˈtaɪ ˈkwɒn ˈdəʊ; ˈteɪ)
n
1. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) a Korean martial art that resembles karate
[C20: Korean tae kick + kwon fist + do way, method]

tae kwon do

or tae•kwon•do

(ˈtaɪ ˈkwɒn ˈdoʊ)
n.
a Korean martial art similar to karate.
[1965–70; < Korean]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tae kwon do - a Korean martial art similar to karatetae kwon do - a Korean martial art similar to karate
martial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
Translations
tékvandó
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