大黒柱

JapaneseEdit

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

NounEdit

大黒柱 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 大黑柱, 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.
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