大黒柱

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
こく
Grade: 2
はしら > ばしら
Grade: 3
jūbakoyomi

Noun[edit]

大黒柱 (hiragana だいこくばしら, romaji daikokubashira)

  1. (architecture) The large, central pillar that holds up a traditional Japanese house.
  2. The breadwinner of a household or organization.