See also: 砲彈, 炮弹, and 炮彈

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砲弾 (hōdan): a stack of cannonballs or round shot.
 
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砲弾 (hōdan): a selection of artillery shells used by Japanese battleships in WWII.
Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: S
だん
Grade: S
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
砲彈 (kyūjitai)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 炮彈 (MC pʰˠauH dɑnH, “cannon + shot, shell”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(ほう)(だん) (hōdanはうだん (faudan)?

  1. (weaponry) a cannon shell:
    1. a cannonball, a round shot
      • 1999 March 27, “タイホーン [Canhorn]”, in Vol.2, Konami:
        (くち)から(ほう)(だん)()ちだし(とお)くを(こう)(げき)(やま)での(ほう)(げき)(つよ)い。
        Kuchi kara hōdan o uchidashi tōku o kōgeki. Yama de no hōgeki wa tsuyoi.
        It attacks from far away by shooting cannonballs out its mouth. It is very effective to deploy on mountains.
    2. an artillery shell

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN