Meaning of “boxing ring” in the English Dictionary

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"boxing ring" in British English

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boxing ringnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈbɒk.sɪŋ ˌrɪŋ/ us /ˈbɑːk.sɪŋ ˌrɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Boxing simply takes natural human actions, adds some rules, and puts it all in the boxing ring. 
  • Johnny Thompson, before he joined the army, had been considered one of the speediest men of the boxing ring. 
  • The boxing ring had been taken down the week before to make room for drills and the physical exercises of the Earthworms, so the three boys had to improvise a ring. 

(Definition of “boxing ring” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boxing ring" in American English

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boxing ringnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑk·sɪŋ ˌrɪŋ/

a square area surrounded by ropes where the sport of boxing takes place

(Definition of “boxing ring” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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