Meaning of 杠

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(Trad.: 槓)
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A wooden lever ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ gōng ] labor, work; laborer, worker
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  • Pinyin: gàng
    English Definition: thick pole; bar; rod; thick line; to mark with a thick line; to sharpen (knife); (old) coffin-bearing pole
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    杠杆 gàng gǎn lever; pry bar; crowbar; financial leverage
    杠子 gàng zi thick bar; solid carrying pole
    双杠 shuāng gàng parallel bars (gymnastics event)
    抬杠 tái gàng to bicker; to argue for the sake of arguing; to carry on poles (together with sb else); to carry a coffin on poles
    单杠 dān gàng bar; bold line; horizontal bar (gymnastics event)
    More: 杠* | *杠 | *杠*
  • Pinyin: gāng
    English Definition: flagpole; footbridge
    Chinese Definition:

Example Sentences
He did her down over selling the house.