Definitions

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  • n. A dart or throwing blade, sometimes with multiple points, used as a weapon by ninja (or samurai).

Etymologies

From Japanese 手裏剣 (しゅりけん, shuriken). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Shinobi is an arcade-style action game where you control a ninja who frees hostages and fights members of a criminal organization using a variety of weapons such as shuriken stars, using special moves, and slashing thugs with a katana sword.

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  • It does look ominously like some kind of shuriken: "Shuriken 手裏剣; lit: "hand hidden blade" is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing an opponents arteries.

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  • Most likely, they were interested in the stuff that was being sold as shuriken (which would likely be the star-shaped things, probably of stamped metal or something equally cheap).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What is a zoobow?

  • Similarly, the statute refers to “knuckles of any substance” that can be “put to the same use with the same or similar effect” as metallic knuckles; nunchaku, zoobow “or any similar weapon” configured with two sticks connected by rope, chain, or wire; and shuriken or “any similar pointed starlike object intended to injure a person when thrown.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What is a zoobow?

  • Also, is it just me or do the framers of that statute clearly have no idea what a real shuriken is?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What is a zoobow?

  • Chris Travers: Also, is it just me or do the framers of that statute clearly have no idea what a real shuriken is?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What is a zoobow?

  • It is sort of like having 'ninjas' in the Old West attacking a wagon train, or aboard the Pequod hunting the Great White Whale with shuriken and kusarigama.

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  • Along with being packed full of high-flying, shuriken-tossing ninja action, "American Ninja" arrived at the height of ninja movie madness and had the somewhat unique distinction of featuring an American actor in the lead role.

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  • In my interactions I can flip, throw verbal shuriken and vanish in a puff of smoke.

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  • Not quite the slit your throat and gouge your eyes out with shuriken type of ninjas, but cute and cuddly ninjas.

    Flixnjoystix.com! » FlixnJoystix Presents: The DEMO-lition Zone! Kryos Gets Demo’d By MINI NINJAS!

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