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ChineseEdit

pillow tree; wood
simp. and trad.
(枕木)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

枕木

  1. railway sleeper; railroad tie

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JapaneseEdit

 枕木 on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term
まくら
Grade: S
き > ぎ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

(makura, pillow) +‎ (ki, lumber piece)

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

枕木 (hiragana まくらぎ, rōmaji makuragi)

  1. (rail transport) railway sleeper; railroad tie