Definitions

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  • n. A wooden katana, used as a training sword

Etymologies

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From Japanese 木剣 (ぼっけん, bokken, "wooden sword"), see below.

Examples

  • As I have already written, we only knew one way to attack an opponent and that was hard and always to centre, Kobayashi Sensei stood up and glowered at the dan grades and then suddenly pointed at one in particular and handed him a bokken and then indicated to attack him to the head ` shomen ` … ..

    Aikido in the UK – the Beginning « English Lesson Plans « Free Lesson Plans « Literacy News

  • He weighed the wooden bokken in his hand and cut a few slow-motion lines through the air.

    Rot & Ruin

  • He bent and picked up one of the dead branches—a length of gnarled hardwood nearly as long as his bokken.

    Rot & Ruin

  • Benny swung the bokken, and the mouth disintegrated into white chips of bone.

    Rot & Ruin

  • Turk went into the ranger station and came out with the bokken.

    Rot & Ruin

  • He bent and snatched his bokken and headed up the stairs.

    Rot & Ruin

  • With the bokken poised to thrust or strike, he moved slowly and quietly along the catwalk.

    Rot & Ruin

  • He brought the bokken in front of him, taking it with both hands.

    Rot & Ruin

  • Even though he could barely breathe, he dug one hand under his chest and grabbed the broken bokken handle, then jammed the other hand hard against the catwalk and heaved himself to his knees.

    Rot & Ruin

  • Zoms lunged over the hood at him, but Benny swatted their hands away with a fierce slash of his bokken and ran up the windshield, along the roof, and then jumped onto a burned-out shell of a Subaru.

    Rot & Ruin

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