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READING  コウ、つな
MEANING  hawser
JLPT level N1 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
おおづな
thick rope, fundamental principles, outline, general features
つなわたり
tightrope walking, funambulism
たづな
bridle, reins
 
Example sentences
大綱
ボートは大綱で岸につながれていた。
The boat was tied to the shore by a cable.
綱渡り
彼女は網を張らないで綱渡りに挑んだ。
She dared to walk the tightrope without a net.
手綱
競馬の騎手は、レースが始まる前、はやる馬を抑えて、手綱を握りしめる。
Before the horse race begins the jockeys grip the reins tightly to restrain the impatient horses.
 
Lookalikes
 
(おか) 
hill
 
コウ、はがね 
steel
 
ゴウ 
sturdy