Main meanings of ringwise in English

: ringwise1ringwise2

ringwise1

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋwʌɪz/

adjective

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

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

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News. From ring + wise.

Main meanings of ringwise in English

: ringwise1ringwise2

ringwise2

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋwʌɪz/

adverb

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

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Raphael Holinshed (c1525–?1580), historian. From ring + -wise.