noun (plural same)
A sumo wrestler.
- In other bouts, the rikishi may grapple in an attempt to get a good grip on the mawashi and then launch a throw.
- A rikishi who is ranked in one of the top two divisions of Sumo, are being paid a salary.
- Many rikishi have lost their impending contest because they were thinking about their bout the next day.
Japanese, from riki 'strength' + shi 'warrior'.
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