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ringside

[ring-sahyd] /ˈrɪŋˌsaɪd/
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
1865-1875
1865-75; ring1 + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for ring-side

ringside

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

ringside

n.

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

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