neutral corner


neutral corner
/njutrəl ˈkɔnə/ (say nyoohtruhl 'kawnuh)

noun
1. Boxing one of the two corners of the ring not occupied by contestants between rounds and to which a boxer must retire when the opponent is knocked down.
2. at a social gathering, a position where one is less likely to have to talk with fellow guests.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.