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GUN

meaning: army, military
空軍 == kuugun == airforce
軍人 == gunjin == military man


Top radical is 'cover', bottom is 'vehicle' (車). Older forms show this was originally a pictograph of vehicles drawn into a circle (like covered wagons in Westerns), apparently typical of a military encampment. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Covered wagons encircle army camp.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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