What does shuriken mean?

Definitions for shuriken
shuriken

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shuriken.

Wiktionary

  1. shuriken(Noun)

    A dart or throwing blade, sometimes with multiple points, used as a weapon by ninja (or samurai).

    Etymology: From 手裏剣.

Freebase

  1. Shuriken

    A shuriken is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing. They are sharpened hand-held blades made from a variety of everyday items, such as needles, nails, and knives, as well as coins, washers, and other flat plates of metal. Shuriken is the name given to any small-bladed object, while shaken is traditionally used to indicate the well-known "throwing star". Shuriken are commonly known in the West as throwing stars or ninja stars though they took many different shapes and designs during the time they were used. The major varieties of shuriken are the bō shuriken and the hira shuriken or shaken. Shuriken were mainly a supplemental weapon to the more-commonly-used sword or other various weapons in a samurai warrior's arsenal, though they often played a pivotal tactical role in battle. The art of wielding the shuriken is known as shurikenjutsu and was mainly taught as a minor part of the martial arts curriculum of many famous schools, such as Yagyū Shinkage-ryū, Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū, Ittō-ryū, Kukishin-ryū, and Togakure-ryū.

How to pronounce shuriken?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say shuriken in sign language?

  1. shuriken

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shuriken in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shuriken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of shuriken

  1. shurikenshurikenshurikenshurikenshuriken

Popularity rank by frequency of use

shuriken#100000#115097#333333

Translations for shuriken

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for shuriken »

Translation

Find a translation for the shuriken definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these shuriken definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Word of the Day

    Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

    Please enter your email address:


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "shuriken." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 18 Sep. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/shuriken>.

    Are we missing a good definition for shuriken? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for shuriken:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.