Meaning of karate-chop

ka•ra•te-chop

Pronunciation: (ku-rä'tē-chop"), [key]
— n., v., -chopped, -chop•ping.
—n.
  1. a sharp blow used in karate, usually delivered by a slanting stroke with the side of the hand.
—v.t.
  1. to strike with a karate-chop.
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