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Meaning of RINGLEADER

Pronunciation:  'ring`leedur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a person who leads (especially in illicit activities)
 

RINGLEADER is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: firebrand, inciter, instigant, instigator, provoker

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ring"lead`er\, n.
1. The leader of a circle of dancers; hence, the leader of a
   number of persons acting together; the leader of a herd of
   animals.

         A primacy of order, such an one as the ringleader
         hath in a dance.                      --Barrow.

2. Opprobriously, a leader of a body of men engaged in the
   violation of law or in an illegal enterprise, as rioters,
   mutineers, or the like.

         The ringleaders were apprehended, tried, fined, and
         imprisoned.                           --Macaulay.

 

 

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