Definitions

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  • n. A Japanese tool and weapon, possibly derived from the masonry trowel, used as a weapon by ninja (or samurai).

Etymologies

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From Japanese 苦無 (くない, kunai).

Examples

  • - A kunai is a tool the ancient Ninja used to gouge holes in walls and to kill off people.

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  • Tokyo police on Monday turned over to prosecutors their case against a man in illegal possession of authentic "kunai" ninja throwing knives, which are coveted by collectors.

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  • I surfed around to try to find one, but all I got were advertisements for a “Naruto cosplay kunai holster and star pouch.”

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  • I have a set of three REAL kunai that I bought from BudK, and I wanted to know if there was a functional holster I could get to strap to my leg.

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  • The beginning was just on a narrow dirt track through a field of kunai grass.

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  • We landed in kunai grass easily as high as this ceiling.

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  • Finally, we got off the kunai and onto the trails that were well used by the natives and Jap patrols.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • The men started down through the waist-high kunai grass in the ravine to the road east of Hill 120 when they heard and felt the promised artillery barrage rolling across the spine of the ridge and into the adjoining jungle not more than 100 yards forward of their abandoned position.

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  • The shell, probably a magnesium flare, caused the dry kunai grass to catch fire.

    The Do-or-Die Men

  • As I stood there on the abandoned airstrip to which my father had not returned after a mission, I listened for the sound of the breeze blowing through the tall kunai grass that he had described in his last letter to my mother.

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