Meaning of aikuchi in English:

aikuchi

Pronunciation /ʌɪˈkʊtʃi/

noun

  • A dagger or short sword manufactured without a hilt-guard, so that the hilt fits flush with the scabbard.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Japanese aikuchi, literally ‘fitting the mouth’, so called on account of the snug fit between the hilt-collar and the opening of the scabbard in the absence of a guard.