1. (verb) (-a) to knock, make a knocking noise, sing a chant sung to an accompaniment played on two sticks.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 166;)
3. (noun) mouth resonator - a resonant rod held between the teeth at one end while the other is tapped rhythmically with another rod. The mouth is used as a resonator.
Nā, ka tae te mahi, he kū, he pākuru, he tō, he pūtōrino, he kōauau, he tōrehe, he tī papaki ringa, he porotiti, he kaupeka - kāore a Kae i kata (JPS 1928:270). / So they tried playing kū, pākuru, tō, pūtōrino, kōauau, tōrehe, hand-clapping, porotiti, and kaupeka - but Kae did not laugh.