Definition of dohyo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊjəʊ/

noun (plural dohyos)

The ring within which sumo wrestling takes place.
Example sentences
  • Granted sumo has a circular dohyo, but I felt that the linear abstraction still worked.
  • Although women wrestle as amateurs, they are still not permitted even to touch the dohyo - the clay ring - that the professional men use.
  • As anyone who has seen sumo on TV knows, the dohyo is a square with the circular ring inside.


Japanese, abbreviation of dohyōba 'wrestling arena'.

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