虎 means 'tiger'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1109   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 51 words   Used in 90 words   Used in 364 names   Component in 20 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   とら tiger
Name    たけ
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In the Japanese imagination, the tiger is both a fierce fighter and a drunkard! Through 虎, a new Joyo kanji, we encounter expressions about fighting, danger, courage, risks, and vigilance. We'll see which famous companies, musicians, and sports teams are named after this awe-inspiring animal, also finding out who wears tiger-striped underwear in Japan! Don't miss the fantastic photos of tigers in Thailand!
⿸   tiger   legs  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 虎 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 虎 is used 67 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
コ : 28 words FIND ALL
1. fierce tiger; ferocious tiger
2. Hanshin Tigers (baseball team)
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とら : 37 words FIND ALL
Most common form: とら
1. tiger (Panthera tigris)
2. drunkard; drunk; sot  (colloquialism)
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とら (read as どら) : 2 words FIND ALL
small tiger; drinker
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An additional 23 less common words include 虎 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2005  Key to Kanji:

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コ   とら tiger   
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divining rod
シチ   なな    なな    なの seven   
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