from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Japanese martial art of fencing with bamboo swords.
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- n. a Japanese martial art using "swords" of split bamboo.
Japanese kendō : ken, sword (from Middle Chinese kinodotst.gifamh, kiam) + dō, way; see aikido.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese 剣道 (kendō), "the way of the sword" (ken = sword; dō = way). (Wiktionary)