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ringside (n.)

also ring-side, "area immediately around a fight ring or other contest arena," 1855, earlier as an adjective (1817), from ring (n.1) in the "space for fighting" sense + side (n.). Ringside seat, one close to the action, is by 1900; figurative use by 1940.

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Definitions of ringside

ringside (n.)
first row of seating; has an unobstructed view of a boxing or wrestling ring;
Synonyms: ringside seat
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