from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pair of hardwood sticks joined by a chain or cord and used as a weapon. Often used in the plural.
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- n. a weapon consisting of two sticks joined by a chain or cord
- n. A similarly formed device, such as the Wii Nunchuk attachment.
Okinawan Japanese, probably from Chinese (Taiwanese) neng-cak, type of farm implement, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) liacaron.gifng, two, paired + Chinese (Mandarin) záo, to dig, digger.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese word, from Min Nan trad. 兩節棍, simpl. 两节棍 (POJ nn̄g-chiat-kùn, IPA: /nʌŋ˨˩tɕiat˥˥kun˨˩/) (Wiktionary)