Meaning of 桿

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(Simplified: 杆)
Pinyin: gǎn
English Definition: stick; pole; lever; classifier for long objects such as guns
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ hàn ] dry; drought; desert
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Example Words
桿菌 gǎn jūn bacillus (any rod-shaped bacteria)
More: 桿* | *桿 | *桿*
Example Sentences
You have a photo of your infant holding a joystick at a computer.
I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones, my legs as thin as bamboo sticks.
They plopped this rod into a beaker of water and hit it with a laser beam from below.
I'd replace the touch-screen and rotary transmission shifter with toggles and a stick, but otherwise this car is both an esthetic and dynamic delight.
If you don' t have at least one or two pieces of equipment - a chinup bar or a resistance band perhaps - some muscles don' t get worked out as much as others.