内掛け

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Compound of (uchi, inside, inner) +‎ 掛け (kake), the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 掛ける (kakeru, to hang, to catch, to fasten). The kake changes to gake due to rendaku (連濁).

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内掛け (hiragana うちがけ, romaji uchigake)

  1. an inside leg trip
    A kimarite (winning move in sumo) when both rikishi are grappling with each other, whereby one rikishi wraps his leg around the inside of his opponent's leg, then pulls back with his leg and turns with his upper body in order to pull his opponent around and off-balance. Similar to the 大内刈 (ōuchigari) move in jūdō.

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  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3