See also: はち and ぱち

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ばち ‎(romaji bachi)

  1. : plectrum or pick of Japanese traditional musical instruments such as biwa and the shamisen.
  2. , : drum sticks, (in English) the sticks used to play taiko drums.
  3. : divine punishment
  4. : (Hawaiian, slang): loosely "what goes around comes around". A mysterious force of divine retribution
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