[kar-uh t] /ˈkær ət/
a unit for measuring the fineness of gold, pure gold being 24 karats fine.
Abbreviation: k., kt.
(US & Canadian) a measure of the proportion of gold in an alloy, expressed as the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy Also spelt (in Britain and certain other countries) carat
variant of carat (q.v.). In U.S., karat is used for “proportion of fine gold in an alloy” and carat for “weight of a precious stone.”
[kuh-rah-tee] /kəˈrɑ ti/ noun 1. a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by striking sensitive areas on an attacker’s body with the hands, elbows, knees, or feet. Compare , . 2. a sport based on this method of self-defense. /kəˈrɑːtɪ/ noun 1. n. 1955, Japanese, literally “empty hand, bare […]
[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.
[kuh-rah-tee-kah] /kəˈrɑ tiˌkɑ/ noun, plural karateka, karatekas. 1. an expert in karate. /kəˈrɑːtɪˌkæ/ noun 1. a competitor or expert in karate
plural noun 1. . [nuhn-chah-koo] /nʌnˈtʃɑ ku/ noun 1. Sometimes, nunchakus. a Japanese 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.