a Japanese form of fencing using bamboo staves, with the contestants wearing head guards and protective garments.
Origin of kendo
1920–25;Related formsken·do·ist, noun
< Japanese kendō,
from Middle Chinese,
equivalent to Chinese jiàn
“sword” + dào
“way”; cf. Bushido
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for kendo
Historical Examples of kendo
Kendo and his wife—wisely, I think—determined not to go to England.
The kendo was ringing, and no one can possess or ring a kendo but a king.
The kendo is the symbol of royalty in most of the tribes of this part of the interior of Africa.
Every day Olenda beats his kendo; every day he comes to get a look at me.
So, at every step the king made the kendo rang, and at last Olenda stood before me.
British Dictionary definitions for kendo
the Japanese art of fencing with pliable bamboo staves or, sometimes, real swords: strict conventions are observed
Word Origin for kendo
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