Definition of 竿

  • pole
  • rod
  • scale beam
  • violin neck

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • カン
  • さお

Popular Words With This Kanji

竿, 棹, さお

rod, pole, neck (of a shamisen, etc.), shamisen, beam (i.e. the crossbar of a balance), single line (esp. as a flying formation for geese), penis, counter for flags (on poles), counter for long, thin Japanese sweets (e.g. youkan)

釣り竿, 釣竿, つりざお

fishing rod

釣り竿, 釣竿, つりざお

fishing rod

竹竿, たけざお

bamboo pole

さお竹, 竿竹, さおだけ

bamboo pole

殻竿, 唐棹, 連枷, からざお, からさお

flail (for threshing grain)

竿秤, 棹秤, さおばかり

beam balance, steelyard

物干し竿, 物干竿, ものほしざお

pole on which to hang laundry for drying, clothesline

百尺竿頭, ひゃくせきかんとう, ひゃくしゃくかんとう

the highest state of one's enlightenment, the highest level one can attain

物干し竿, 物干竿, ものほしざお

pole on which to hang laundry for drying, clothesline


This site uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence.

Study Lists

There's Nothing Here Yet!
Nobody has created a related Study List yet. Create one now to help build your vocabulary quickly.

Join Now And Go Premium To Create Your Own Vocabulary Study Lists

Join Now

Related Practice Sheets

There's Nothing Here Yet!
Nobody has created a related Practice Sheet yet. Create one now to help practice your writing skills.

Join And Go Premium To Create Your Own Practice Sheets

Join Now