One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A ring used for prizefighting.
- ‘In 1938, the champion Louis beat him in two minutes and four seconds of one of the most savage onslaughts ever seen in a prize ring.’
- ‘After all, Pep was about to enter the professional prize ring for the 190th time.’
- 1.1the prize ring The practice of prizefighting; boxing.‘he won his freedom in the American prize ring’
- ‘Nevertheless, despite its many brutalities, the 19th century prize ring offered, as the modern boxing game does today, upward social mobility to the lucky few.’
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