from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The area or seats immediately outside an arena or ring, as at a prizefight.
- n. A place providing a close view of a spectacle.
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- adj. Beside the ring, especially a boxing ring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. first row of seating; has an unobstructed view of a boxing or wrestling ring
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When he was with the Yankees he had what he called a ringside seat to a similar play on Aug. 2, 1985.
On chairs at the ringside were the reporters with tickers at their sides.
"You see, we had what you might call ringside seats, and I noticed that it didn't take you very long to come back with some mighty stiff projecting yourself."
When fighting outside the ring, the camera actually changes to be entirely from the perspective of a cameraman at ringside, which is a weird adjustment at first but definitely makes the game feel more like the style seen on TV.
In this phony "War on Terrorism", the play-by-play "ringside" announcers are the mainstream media who have decided not only to report the news, but to also "interpret" it for us.
Reactive elements cause mental, emotional and even physical pain, and discomfort and for the actual and lurking "ringside" participants and observers, even though they may not even be aware of it.
You would really have to dig deep to get this kind of ringside seat to history:
Apparently the status of Flair for Mania has been moved from "ringside" to "corner."
I did not learn till at the ringside just before the fight.
Wild money had appeared at the ringside proclaiming that he could not last seven rounds, or even six.