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pākōkō Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to make a sudden sound, bang, clap, clang, pop, thump.

Ka tae ana rāua ki mua o te whare, ka pākōkō te wahine i te kūwaha. / When they arrived at the front of the house the woman banged on the door.

Synonyms: tarawete, pahū, pakō, papā, pohū

2. (noun) wooden clappers, flax clappers - made from the thick woody end of a flax leaf.

He ōrite te tōkere ki te pākōkō, ki te pākēkē (Wh3 2003:167). / Castanets are like wooden and flax clappers.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 167;)

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