Definition of tae kwon do noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


tae kwon do

BrE BrE//ˌtaɪ ˌkwɒn ˈdəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtaɪ ˌkwɑːn ˈdoʊ//
[uncountable] Combat sports
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a Korean system of fighting without weapons, similar to karate See related entries: Combat sports Word OriginKorean, literally ‘art of hand and foot fighting’, from tae ‘kick’ + kwon ‘fist’ + do ‘art, method’.
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