Definition of ringside in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈriNGˌsīd/


[often as modifier]
1The area immediately beside a boxing ring or circus ring: a ringside judge
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  • Even in his last days he was fully conscious of his approaching end, and thought of the famous ringside battles at which he had officiated.
  • As the ringside bell tolls, the boxing match gets underway sending Billy spiraling into revenge, desperation and bitter betrayal!
  • Championship gloves are closely inspected for thickness and weight, a ringside doctor is present at every title fight and an ambulance stands by containing clinical resuscitation, life-support and monitoring equipment.
1.1An advantageous position from which to observe or monitor something: having a ringside seat at the healthcare committee hearings
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  • We're ringside here at the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • Danny gets a ringside view of the bands.
  • Now, after walking through 13 States in India and through four neighbouring nations, he has had a ringside view of the problems faced by the common man in all these nations.



Pronunciation: /ˈriNGˌsīdər/
Example sentences
  • It was a great fight and some ringsiders thought he did enough to win.
  • By almost all ringsider accounts the champion had been beaten that night.
  • He protested vehemently that he could keep fighting, and many ringsiders thought he would have beaten Lewis if the fight continued.

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Syllabification: ring·side

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