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  1. kinboshi(Noun)

    an honour awarded to a rikishi of maegashira rank upon beating a yokozuna


  1. Kinboshi

    Kinboshi is a notation used in professional sumo wrestling to record a lower-ranked wrestler's victory over a yokozuna. It is believed that the term stems from the usage of the terms shiroboshi to designate a bout victory, and kuroboshi to designate a bout defeat. Thus, a "gold star" designates it as a special victory. A kinboshi victory increases the balance in the maegashira's mochikyūkin account by 10 yen. This balance is converted using a multiplier, presently 4,000, and added to the wrestler's bonus in every subsequent tournament in which he competes as a sekitori. With six tournaments a year, this one victory corresponds to a pay increase of 240,000 yen per annum for the remainder of the wrestler's sekitori career. The kinboshi record is held by former sekiwake Akinoshima who won 16 bouts against yokozuna when ranked as a maegashira.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kinboshi in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kinboshi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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