Definition of Ringer

1. Noun. A person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation).

Exact synonyms: Bell Ringer, Toller
Generic synonyms: Signaler, Signaller
Derivative terms: Ring, Toll



2. Noun. A person who is almost identical to another.
Exact synonyms: Clone, Dead Ringer
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Double, Image, Look-alike

3. Noun. A contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses.

4. Noun. (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg.
Generic synonyms: Throw
Category relationships: Horseshoes, Quoits

Definition of Ringer

1. n. One who, or that which, rings; especially, one who rings chimes on bells.

2. n. A horse that is not entitled to take part in a race, but is fraudulently got into it.

Definition of Ringer

1. Noun. Someone who rings, especially a bell ringer. ¹

2. Noun. (games) In the game of horseshoes, the event of the horseshoe landing around the pole. ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable games) A game of marbles where players attempt to knock each other's marbles out of a ring drawn on the ground. ¹

4. Noun. (horse racing) A horse fraudently entered in a race using the name of another horse. ¹

5. Noun. (sport) A person highly proficient at a skill or sport who is brought in, often fraudulently, to supplement a team. ¹

6. Noun. A person, animal, or entity which resembles another so closely as to be taken for the other; ''now usually in the phrase dead ringer''. ¹

7. Noun. A person with orange or red hair, often used as an insult. ¹

8. Noun. (UK dialect) A top performer. ¹

9. Noun. (Australia) The champion shearer of a shearing shed. ¹

10. Noun. (Australia) A stockman, a cowboy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ringer

1. one that rings [n -S] - See also: rings

Medical Definition of Ringer

1. 1. One who, or that which, rings; especially, one who rings chimes on bells. 2. A crowbar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ringer

ringbolts
ringbone
ringbones
ringcraft
ringdove
ringdoves
ringdown
ringdowns
ringed
ringed dove
ringed hair
ringed plover
ringed seal
ringed snake
ringer (current term)
ringers
ringest
ringette
ringfence
ringfenced
ringfences
ringfencing
ringfort
ringforts
ringgit
ringgits
ringglestone
ringhals
ringhalses

Literary usage of Ringer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"The work of ringer on this question is fundamental and enabled a ... 77) finds indeed that the ordinary ringer solution is improved when a part of the ..."

2. Anthology of Russian Literature from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Leo Wiener (1903)
"Among his best known books and separate sketches are The. Blind Musician, The Forest Rustles, The Old Bell-ringer, In Bad Society. ..."

3. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Léon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"He had been made, some years previous, bell ringer of Notre Dame, ... In time, a peculiar bond of intimacy grew up between the ringer and the church. ..."

4. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"The moving part of the ringer can be made to vibrate at a desired natural frequency by supporting it by springs and by adding a proper weight to the clapper ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"34) the bell, or "ringer," has a high impedance winding which, while responsive to the relatively low frequency ringing current, does not permit the talking ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1810)
"The chief interest of the present novel turns on the mysterious origin of the little Bell-ringer, or Chimer : and in one respect, at least, we were able to ..."

7. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1810)
"The chief interest of the present novel turns on the mysterious origin of the little Bell-ringer, or Chimer: and in one respect, at least, we were able to ..."

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