a group dance of West African origin introduced into parts of the southern U.S. by black revivalists, performed by shuffling counterclockwise in a circle while answering shouts of a preacher with corresponding shouts, and held to be, in its vigorous antiphonal patterns, a source in the development of jazz.
a West African circle dance that has influenced jazz, surviving in the Black churches of the southern US
noun 1. the area immediately surrounding a ring, especially the area occupied by the first row of seats on all sides of a boxing or wrestling ring. 2. any place providing a close view. adjective 3. in or pertaining to the area immediately surrounding a ring or arena. 4. close to the point of action; […]
noun 1. a spectator at or near ringside, as of a boxing match or a nightclub performance.
- Ringside seat
A place providing a close view of something, as in We lived right next door, so we had ringside seats for their quarrels. This term presumably came from boxing, where it denotes the seats just outside the boxing ring. [ c. 1860 ]
noun 1. grass snake (def 1). 2. ringneck snake.