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Meaning of 凿

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(Trad.: 鑿)
Pinyin: záo
English Definition: chisel; to bore a hole; to chisel or dig; (literary) (bound form) certain; authentic; irrefutable; also pr.
Chinese Definition:
①挖槽或穿孔用的工具,称“凿子”。
②穿孔,挖掘:凿孔。凿井。凿通。
③器物上的孔,是容纳枘(榫头)的。
④明确,真实:凿凿。证据确凿。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: A drill making a hole
Character Formation:
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Example Words
确凿 què záo definite; conclusive; undeniable; authentic; also pr. [que4 zuo4]
开凿 kāi záo to cut (a canal, tunnel, well etc)
言之凿凿 yán zhī záo záo to speak on good grounds (idiom)
穿凿 chuān záo to bore a hole; to give a forced interpretation
凿子 záo chisel
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