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rikishi Syllabification: rik·i·shi
Pronunciation: /ˈrikəˌSHē/

Definition of rikishi in English:

noun (plural same)

A sumo wrestler.
Example sentences
  • 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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