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Meaning of 柄

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Pinyin: bǐng
English Definition: handle or shaft (of an axe etc); (of a flower, leaf or fruit) stem; sth that affords an advantage to an opponent; classifier for knives or blades
Chinese Definition:
①植物的花、叶或果实跟枝茎连着的部分:叶柄。花柄。
②器物上的把儿:刀柄。勺柄。
③量词,用于有柄物:一柄伞。
④喻在言行上被人抓住的材料:把柄。话柄。
⑤执掌:柄政(执掌政权)。柄国。
⑥权:国柄。民柄。
⑦根本:“谦,德之柄也”。
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ bǐng ] third; 3rd heavenly stem
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Example Words
把柄 bǐng handle; (fig.) information that can be used against sb
话柄 huà bǐng a pretext for gossip; a matter for derision
笑柄 xiào bǐng a matter for ridicule; an object of ridicule; laughingstock
权柄 quán bǐng authority
手柄 shǒu bǐng handle; video game controller
More: 柄* | *柄 | *柄*
Example Sentences
1
Next: How a pump handle changed everything.
2
You can detach the handle of the saucepan by undoing this screw.
3
Her knife FLASHES down, buried to the hilt in its chest.
4
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No,' she persisted, grasping the handle; `not yet, Edgar Linton: sit down; you shall not leave me in that temper.
5
He remembered how when they reached Amarillo they went north up into the panhandle.