Definition of ozeki in English:

ozeki

(also oozeki, o-zeki)

noun

Sumo
  • The second grade of champion, ranking immediately below yokozuna; a wrestler who has attained this grade.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Japanese ōzeki great wrestler, lit. ‘great barrier’ from ō- great, large + -zeki, combining form of seki barrier, obstruction, nominalized stem of seku to obstruct, block, check.

Pronunciation

ozeki

/əʊˈzɛki/