Definitions

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  • n. the rank of sumo wrestler below yokozuna and above sekiwake; a champion

Etymologies

From Japanese (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Stablemaster Otake and wrestler Kotomitsuki, who has the rank of "ozeki" -- second only to the sport's "yokozuna" grand champions.

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  • The association has fired wrestler Kotomitsuki, 34, a high-ranking "ozeki" second only to

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Estonian sumo wrestler Baruto was Wednesday promoted to the number-two "ozeki" status, the first wrestler from the Baltic country to reach the top echelon of Japan's ancient sport.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • Baruto, whose real name is Kaido Hoovelson, was officially promoted to the status of "ozeki", becoming the first Estonian to reach the second highest rank in sumo wrestling.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • Baruto becomes first Estonian 'ozeki' sumo wrestler

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • "ozeki" status, the first wrestler from the Baltic country to reach the top echelon of Japan's ancient sport.

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  • The two will be banned from sumo for life, and Kotomitsuki is the first active ozeki, or champion, to be fired in the sport's history.

    Chief of Sumo Governing Body Is Suspended

  • A 34 year-old wrestler by the single name of Kotomitsuki, who reached the level of ozeki, or champion (one rank below yokozuna, or grand champion), is the highest-ranking wrestler barred from the tournament.

    Several Top Sumo Wrestlers Won't Compete in Tournament

  • Kotooshu capped his first Emperor's Cup with a 14th win at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, beating fellow ozeki Chiyotaikai to end two weeks of drama in Tokyo on a high.

    First European Sumo Champion

  • Yokozuna Hakuho nailed ozeki Kotooshu with a huge left-hand overarm throw to close out the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record on Sunday.

    Hakuho Wins Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

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