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Borrowed from Japanese 関脇.

Noun edit

sekiwake (plural sekiwake)

  1. (sumo) A sumo wrestler ranked below ozeki and above komusubi.
    • 2018, “Standards for Sumo ranking chart”, in Ozumo.com[1], archived from the original on 17 April 2018:
      Are there special standards for promotion to sekiwake or komusubi? No. The same standards apply as for promotion within the maegashira ranks.
    • 2018 March 15, “Kakuryu makes most of second opportunity against Takarafuji”, in Japan Times[2]:
      Sekiwake Tochinoshin (3-2) picked up a much-needed win against komusubi Chiyotairyu (1-4) after suffering his second loss the previous day.