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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 of ringside
1865-1875
1865-75; ring1 + side1
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  • His account of a major boxing contest is the next best thing to having a ringside seat.

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  • “I should advise you in any case to go to the ringside,” said Craven.

    Rodney Stone Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He looked over at Milt, perched rope-high in his control chair at ringside.

    Vital Ingredient Gerald Vance
  • But I can make other arrangements; I can give you as good as ringside seats for each performance.

    The Affair of the Brains Anthony Gilmore
  • Down near the ringside was the pit, or podium, and that was the choice place.

    The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine
  • As he neared the clown, who stood on a big blue barrel close to the ringside, Puss gathered himself together for the jump.

British Dictionary definitions for ringside

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 ringside
n.

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

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