Definition of ringleader in English:


Line breaks: ring|lead¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪŋliːdə


  • A person who initiates or leads an illicit or illegal activity: the four ringleaders were sentenced to death on the gibbet
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    • Police raided the ringleader's business and confiscated 35 stolen laptops and 20 PDAs.
    • The ringleaders of the Council were rounded up in a joint effort between the French government and the British Royal Navy.
    • The ringleader was sentenced to eight years in prison.

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