Share this entry

Share this page

ringleader

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

Definition of ringleader in English:

noun

A person who initiates or leads an illicit or illegal activity: the four ringleaders were sentenced to death on the gibbet
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of ringleader in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence