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karate-chop

[kuh-rah-tee-chop] /kəˈrɑ tiˌtʃɒp/
noun
1.
a sharp blow used in karate, usually delivered by a slanting stroke with the side of the hand.
verb (used with object), karate-chopped, karate-chopping.
2.
to strike with a karate-chop.
Origin of karate-chop
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70
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Contemporary definitions for karate chop
noun

a swift downward blow with the side of the hand, used in karate

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