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KARATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does karate mean? 

KARATE (noun)
  The noun KARATE has 1 sense:

1. a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat (in Japanese, karate means empty hand); sharp blows and kicks are given to pressure-sensitive points on the body of the opponent

  Familiarity information: KARATE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KARATE (noun)


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Meaning:

A traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat (in Japanese, karate means empty hand); sharp blows and kicks are given to pressure-sensitive points on the body of the opponent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("karate" is a kind of...):

martial art (any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport)

Domain region:

Japan; Nihon; Nippon (a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building)


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