a sharp blow used in karate, usually delivered by a slanting stroke with the side of the hand.
verb (used with object), ka·ra·te-chopped, ka·ra·te-chop·ping.
to strike with a karate-chop.
Origin of karate-chop
First recorded in 1965–70
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