ばち (romaji bachi)
- 撥: plectrum or pick of Japanese traditional musical instruments such as biwa and the shamisen.
- (桴, 枹) drum sticks, (in English) the sticks used to play taiko drums.
- usually written in hiragana
- divine punishment
- (Hawaiian, slang): loosely "what goes around, comes around." A mysterious force of divine retribution