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n. button; knot; circle of thread (on a screw)
Other meanings
[kòu]   v. button up; cover with an inverted bowl; put (a label on sb.); detain, arrest; deduct; smash or spike (a ball); pull (trigger)
    hand (for )
    metal (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
kòu zi
n. button
huó kòu
n. slipknot
dā kòu
n. hasp
ān quán kòu
nphr. (rock climbing) screwgate carabiner
luó sī kòu
n. thread of a screw
sī sī rù kòu
idiom. (done) with meticulous care and flawless artistry, all threads neatly tied up