Definition of ring-in in English:

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Australian /NZ
1A horse or an athlete fraudulently substituted for another in a competition or event: a horse that had been racing as a ring-in
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  • Like every racecourse, there were fixers, riggers, ring-ins, commentators, punters, triers, chancers, long-shots, favourites, colourful racing identities, union bosses and plenty of crooks.
  • You'd get ring-ins like grade players and boxers.
1.1A person or thing that is not a genuine member of a group or set: are you a fair dinkum pom or a ring-in?
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  • Conscious that I was possibly a ring-in, an inauthentic reader, not ‘general’ enough, the question of audience kept niggling at the back of my mind as I read McClanahan's guide.
  • What I wasn't aware of was that he was also a first gamer playing as a ring-in, and he had no idea who he was supposed to be.
  • It looked the business anyway - you'd have no idea it had been thrown together over a frenetic weekend by a bunch of enthusiasts and ring-ins.

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