Definition of ringwise in US English:

ringwise

adjective

  • 1Knowledgeable about performance in a ring, especially a boxing ring. Also as noun with the and plural concord: people knowledgeable about such matters as a class.

  • 2Skilled in the art and tactics of boxing or wrestling.

adverb

  • In a ring, so as to form a ring or rings.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News. From ring + wise<br>late 16th century; earliest use found in Raphael Holinshed (c1525–?1580), historian. From ring + -wise.

Pronunciation

ringwise

/ˈrɪŋwʌɪz/