maegashira (plural maegashira)
- (sumo) the highest salaried rank of sumo wrestler, below komusubi and above juryo; the lowest rank in the makuuchi division
- an athlete holding such rank
- 2016 March 17, “Okinoumi ends Kotoshogiku’s unbeaten start at Spring Basho”, in Japan Times:
- “It wasn’t the kind of sumo I was aiming for, but it is a maegashira’s job to try and beat ozeki so in that sense I have got the job done,” said Okinoumi.