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prize ring

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noun
  1. a ring where prizefights take place; boxing ring.
  2. the sport of prizefighting.
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Origin of prize ring

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for prize ring

Historical Examples

  • Examine the heroes of the prize-ring; at least two-thirds of them are Jews.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke

  • He felt that no one lived, outside the prize-ring, who could beat him on an even footing.

    Hidden Gold

    Wilder Anthony

  • He knew more of prize-ring history and politics than of any other.

  • Paganism in its most exotic forms is preferable to this prize-ring Christianity.

    Unicorns

    James Huneker

  • I'd rather have the prize-ring back than give a purse to knavery.


British Dictionary definitions for prize ring

prize ring

noun
  1. the enclosed area or ring used by prizefighters
  2. the prize ring the sport of prizefighting
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