Meaning of nunchaku

nun•cha•ku

Pronunciation: (nun-chä'k), [key]
— n.
  1. Sometimes,an Oriental hand weapon for defense against frontal assault, consisting of two foot-long hardwood sticks joined by a chain or thick cord that stretches to body width.
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