ring-side

ringside

[ring-sahyd]
noun
1.
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.
2.
any place providing a close view.
adjective
3.
in or pertaining to the area immediately surrounding a ring or arena.
4.
close to the point of action; having a close view.

Origin:
1865–75; ring1 + side1

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ringside (ˈrɪŋˌsaɪd)
 
n
1.  the area immediately surrounding an arena, esp the row of seats nearest a boxing or wrestling ring
2.  a.  any place affording a close uninterrupted view
 b.  (as modifier): a ringside seat

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