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Borrowed from Japanese 大関.

Noun edit

ozeki (plural ozekis or ozeki)

  1. (sumo) A sumo wrestler ranking below yokozuna and above sekiwake; champion.
    • 2015 May 27, “Terunofuji promoted to ozeki after victory”, in Japan Times[1]:
      Terunofuji is the first in 64 years to be promoted to ozeki after spending two tournaments as a komusubi or sekiwake and the first since the season went to six meets in 1958.
    • 2006 June 25, “Former ozeki Hokutenyu dies at 45”, in Japan Times[2]:
      Former ozeki Hokutenyu, who held sumo’s second-highest rank for 44 tournaments [] died of kidney cancer at a Tokyo hospital on Friday at the age of 45.