ringside

[ ring-sahyd ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌsaɪd /
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noun

the area immediately surrounding a ring, especially the area occupied by the first row of seats on all sides of a boxing or wrestling ring.
any place providing a close view.

adjective

in or pertaining to the area immediately surrounding a ring or arena.
close to the point of action; having a close view.

Origin of ringside

First recorded in 1865–75; ring1 + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for ringside

ringside

/ (ˈrɪŋˌsaɪd) /

noun

the area immediately surrounding an arena, esp the row of seats nearest a boxing or wrestling ring
  1. any place affording a close uninterrupted view
  2. (as modifier)a ringside seat
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Word Origin and History for ringside

ringside


n.

also ring-side, 1855, from ring (n.1) in the "space for fighting" sense + side (n.).

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