- an exercise consisting of a sequence of the specific movements of a martial art, used in training and designed to show skill in technique
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
Sportan exercise consisting of several of the specific movements of a martial art, esp. a pattern prescribed for defending oneself against several attackers, used in judo and karate training.
- Japanese: shape, pattern
var. of cata-. Also,[esp. before a vowel,]kat-.