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  1. shini-tai(Noun)

    a rikishi who is crushed by his opponent when both fall simultaneously


  1. Shini-tai

    Shini-tai is a term used in sumō wrestling. In general, the first sumo wrestler to touch any body part outside the ring, or have any part of his body other than the soles of his feet touch the ground loses. There are exceptions to the rule, shini-tai being one of them. Literally meaning 'dead body' or 'dying body,' the term is used to describe a wrestler who was not first to fall or touch outside the ring, but who had no chance of winning owing to the superior technique of his opponent. Whilst a relatively rare event, it is most often seen after close bouts in which one wrestler clearly had the advantage towards the end. For example consider the case where one wrestler overpowered his opponent forcing him to the ground with himself on top. If the overpowering wrestler put his hand down to protect against injury before the wrestler underneath hit the ground, then the wrestler who was on top will still be judged the winner. This was seen in January 1972 when Kitanofuji was declared the winner over Takanohana despite putting his hand down first. Another example is where a strong wrestler pushes his opponent out of the ring with sufficient force that his opponent is still in the air at the time the winning rikishi steps outside because of his momentum.

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How to say shini-tai in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shini-tai in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shini-tai in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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