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tupehau Play

1. (noun) calf (of the leg), shin.

Ka kite iho au kua motu te kiko o te tupehau o taku waewae (HP 1991:21). / I saw that the flesh of the calf of my leg had been cut.


2. (noun) porch, verandah.


3. (noun) stopbank.

Nō muri mai i āna mahi whakahaere i tētahi o ngā ope a tōna matua e hanga tupehau ana mō te taha awa o Tūtaekurī (TTR 1998:104). / After his managerial work on one of his father's gangs he built stopbanks for the Tūtaekurī river.


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