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ring·​side ˈriŋ-ˌsīd How to pronounce ringside (audio)
: the area just outside a ring especially in which a contest occurs
: a place that affords a close view


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: being at the ringside
a ringside seat

Examples of ringside in a Sentence

Noun We were seated at ringside.
Recent Examples on the Web
An avid fan of combat sports, Dan Hurley was in his element sitting ringside at WWE Monday Night Raw in Hartford. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 7 May 2024 Americana iconography like the flag, the blue and starry boxing mat, and the ringside women costumed as silver Statues of Liberty further heighten the symbolism. Vikram Murthi, Vulture, 4 Mar. 2024
Because of their network of telescope sites, Slooh will have a ringside seat to this event and so will everyone tuning in. Arvind Suresh (editor), Discover Magazine, 3 Oct. 2014 The expressive descriptions of her field trips to Siberia are the most engaging sections of the book, providing a ringside seat to the discomforts and thrills of a geological expedition. Marcia Bartusiak, Washington Post, 29 July 2022 See all Example Sentences for ringside 

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Word History

First Known Use


1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ringside was in 1849

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“Ringside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringside. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: the area just outside a ring (as at a prizefight)
ringside adjective
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