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枢 means 'hinge'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 2151   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-41    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 9 words   Used in 26 words   Used in 9 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   スウ
On    シュ
Kun    とぼそ   からくり
  
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The bolt called 枢 (くるる) slides into the cavity called 枢 (とぼそ), just as the knob called 枢 (とまら) fits into the hole called 枢 (とぼそ)! This apparent brain teaser actually supplies early meanings of 枢, which came to play a role in words for central things, ranging from the central nervous system to the center of political power. This kanji also pops up in terms for “Axis powers” and “axis of evil”!
⿰   tree   ward  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 枢 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 枢 is used 21 times, read 2 ways.
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centre; center; pivot; mainstay; nucleus; backbone; central figure; pillar; key man
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とぼそ : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
1. cavities in the frame of a door used as part of a pivot hinge  (see also: )
2. door
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Henshall: 1464  Joy o' Kanji : 1464  Key to Kanji:

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スウ    hinge   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
stick   
ク    ward   
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crossed swords
side open box
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