拳 means 'fist'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1859   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-34    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 15 words   Used in 55 words   Used in 48 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   こぶし a fist
On    ゲン
⿱   () relation   hand  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 拳 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 拳 is used 52 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ケン : 44 words FIND ALL
pistol; handgun; revolver
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ケン (read as げん) : 4 words FIND ALL
linking little fingers to confirm a promise  (see also: 指切り)
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こぶし : 4 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 握りこぶし
clenched fist
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An additional 3 less common words include 拳 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2001  Key to Kanji:

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ケン   こぶし a fist   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
シュ   hand   て    た-    
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