騎馬戦

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騎馬戦 (kibasen): a Japanese chicken fight match at a middle school sports event.
Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 2
せん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 騎馬 (kiba, [on] horseback, mounted) +‎ (sen, battle, fight).[1][2] Literally, “cavalry battle”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

騎馬戦 (hiragana きばせん, rōmaji kibasen)

  1. A kind of chicken fight: a Japanese game, in which one person “rides” on top of a group of supporters while wearing a hat or flag, which the person tries to defend, while their team attempts to grab the opposing team's hat or flag.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9