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English definition of “martial art”

martial art

noun [C usually plural] uk   us  
B2 a sport that is a traditional Japanese or Chinese form of fighting or defending yourself: Kung fu and karate are martial arts.Martial arts
(Definition of martial art from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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