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READING  こま
MEANING  horse
JLPT level N1 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
こま
piece (e.g. in shogi)
ひょうたんからこま
something very unexpected, something said as a joke actually happening, lit: a horse comes from a gourd
こまをうごかす
make a move, move a piece (e.g. in shogi)
すてごま
sacrificial pawn, sacrificed piece (in shogi)
 
Example sentences
日本の将棋には何種類の駒がありますか。
How many different pieces are there in Japanese chess?
瓢箪から駒
瓢箪から駒って言うのかな、知人の紹介で就職決まっちゃったんだよ。
I just got a great job because of an introduction from a friend. Sometimes things happen when you least expect it.
 
Lookalikes
 
ク 
phrase
 
コウ 
arrest