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堀 means 'ditch'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 936   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 11 words   Used in 26 words   Used in 1362 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   ほり ditch, moat
On    クツ
Name    ほっ
Through this photo-rich essay (which includes gorgeous pictures of castle towers alongside moats), you'll learn why the Japanese sometimes created dry moats, how moats with lattice bottoms deterred enemies, how moat layout related to socioeconomic strata, how both moats and canals have left marks on Tokyo and Osaka, what it means to "bridge a moat" figuratively, and more!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 堀
⿰   ground; earth   yield  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 堀 is used 3 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 堀 is used 17 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
ほり : 8 words FIND ALL
noun
1. moat; fosse
2. canal; ditch
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ほり (read as ぼり) : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
outer moat (castle)
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Henshall: 1824  Joy o' Kanji : 1824  Key to Kanji:

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ほり ditch, moat   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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クツ    yield   
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corpse
シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
1
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