1 informal An athlete or horse fraudulently substituted for another in a competition or event.
- But far from exposing Jeffy once they have discovered his secret, his fellow athletes decide to enlist the ringer in a bid to beat the arrogant champion.
- Hey, at least he spotted the ringers, which was more than Security did.
- It didn't take the Army long to figure out that they had a ringer in their midst.
1.1A person’s or thing’s double, especially an impostor: he’s a ringer for the French actor Fernandel
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- Nils Hognestad as Desmond is a bit of a ringer for Prince William and manages an impressive degree of bumbling charisma.
- Farmiga, a ringer for a young Faye Dunaway, won an acting award at the close of the festival.
- Would his concentrated attention have anything to do with the fact that she is a striking brunette, considered by some to be a ringer for Monica Lewinsky?
1.2A person who is highly proficient at a particular skill or sport and is brought in to supplement a team or group of people: league eligibility rules had grown flexible to accommodate new teams, and ringers began suiting up
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- With more teams popping up and ringers being fought over, some sort of order would have to be instituted.
- I don't really understand how Victory dropped the ball on this one, but I guess they needed to make a bit of money for once and thought it was time to bring in some ringers.
- In order to win a bet with the rival nuclear facility, he hires several professional baseball players as ringers.
2A person or device that rings something.
- In the distance, church bells rang out as a team of ringers sought perfection through incessant practise.
- The ringer is great - very loud and supplemented with a vibrate.
- It was used for gatherings of staff and family at Christmas and New Year, with traditional entertainments provided by the Ackworth mummers and parish hand-bell ringers.
Words that rhyme with ringerbringer, clinger, flinger, humdinger, pinger, singer, slinger, springer, stinger, stringer, swinger, winger, wringer, zinger
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