maegashira

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 前頭.

Noun[edit]

maegashira (plural maegashira)

  1. (sumo) the highest salaried rank of sumo wrestler, below komusubi and above juryo; the lowest rank in the makuuchi division
  2. an athlete holding such rank
    • 2016 March 17, “Okinoumi ends Kotoshogiku’s unbeaten start at Spring Basho”, in Japan Times[1]:
      “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.