Japanese edit

For pronunciation and definitions of ばう – see the following entry.
[noun] a staff, measuring 6 shaku (about 1.8 meters), used in martial arts such as 棒術 (bōjutsu)
[noun] (by extension) stick-like or long, cylindrical item: pointer, pole, rod, etc.
[noun] (by extension) a straight line; bar
[noun] (by extension) state of being in a "straight line"; continuous
[noun] taut leg muscles due to fatigue (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
[noun] (Buddhism) staff used by practitioners of Zen Buddhism
(This term, ばう, is a historical kana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as ばう, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ばう.)