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prize ring

a ring where prizefights take place; boxing ring.
the sport of prizefighting.
Origin of prize ring
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Richard the Lion-hearted is in the prize-ring, and coming into considerable favor.

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

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • To-night the theatre has been given over to the gymnasts of the "prize-ring," and they have had a sparring exhibition there.

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

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

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Victory was the objective and his definition of victory was borrowed from the prize-ring.

  • This liking for them is pushed to excess, much as the cult for heroes of the prize-ring was with us in a past generation.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • Jack English was almost thirty—an old man for the prize-ring—and had a family.

    Winner Take All Larry Evans
  • Back in the world outside he had made a brief essay in the prize-ring, not without some success.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • All sorts of visions floated before my mind, from the prize-ring to the vivisection table.

    John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
British Dictionary definitions for prize-ring

prize ring

the enclosed area or ring used by prizefighters
the prize ring, the sport of prizefighting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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