棟 means 'ridge of a roof'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1687   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-29    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 8 words   Used in 31 words   Used in 132 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   むね   むな- ridge of a roof
⿰   tree   east  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 棟 is used 5 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 棟 is used 28 times, read 3 ways.
トウ : 14 words FIND ALL
(hospital) ward
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むね : 12 words FIND ALL
1. ridge (of roof)  (often むな as a prefix)
2. back of a sword  (see also: 刀背)
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むな- (read as むな) : 2 words FIND ALL
ridgepole; ridge beam
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An additional 3 less common words include 棟 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1653  Joy o' Kanji : 1653  Key to Kanji:

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トウ   むね    むな- ridge of a roof   
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トウ   ひがし east   
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   
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