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Noun
1. shaku (unit of distance approximately equal to 30.3 cm)
  • すん
  • あた与えれば
  • しゃく
  • のぞ望む
  • Give him an inch and he will take a yard.
2. rule; measure; scale
3. length
Wikipedia definition
4. Shaku (unit)The shaku is a traditional unit of measure used throughout Asia with a length approximately equal to a foot. It is variously called shaku in Japanese, chi in Mandarin, and chek in Cantonese, and is written as "呎" in Hong Kong. As with other measurements, it was originally derived from nature: the average length between nodes on bamboo. The actual length varies slightly by country.
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