Definition of Ringleader

1. Noun. A person who leads (especially in illicit activities).




Definition of Ringleader

1. n. The leader of a circle of dancers; hence, the leader of a number of persons acting together; the leader of a herd of animals.

Definition of Ringleader

1. Noun. a leader of a group of people, especially an unofficial group ¹

2. Noun. a person who starts and leads a disturbance (such as a riot), a conspiracy, or a criminal gang ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ringleader

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ringleader

ringforts
ringgit
ringgits
ringglestone
ringhals
ringhalses
ringhead
ringheads
ringhole
ringing
ringing engine
ringing engines
ringing in
ringingly
ringings
ringleader (current term)
ringleaders
ringleading
ringless
ringlestone
ringlestones
ringlet
ringleted
ringlets
ringletted
ringlike
ringmail
ringman
ringmaster

Literary usage of Ringleader

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1. Our First Century: Being a Popular Descriptive Portraiture of the One by Richard Miller Devens (1876)
"The chief ringleader in this deep-dyed and amazing plot of crime and blood, THE BLACK FLAG. was TÍO less a person than Midshipman Philip Spencer, ..."

2. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1868)
"An English writer states that he sowed Button's ringleader and Dan ... On the 15th of May he had a good dish of Sutton's ringleader fit for gathering. ..."

3. Life of Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest by John Allan Wyeth (1908)
"... Pillage Private Residences and Public Stores—Forrest Charges with His Cavalry and Restores Order—An Attempt to Kill Him by the ringleader of the Mob, ..."

4. Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest by John Allan Wyeth (1899)
"... Pillage Private Residences and Public Stores—Forrest Charges with His Cavalry and Restores Order—An Attempt to Kill Him by the ringleader of the Mob, ..."

5. American Progress: Or, The Great Events of the Greatest Century, Including by Richard Miller Devens (1892)
"The chief ringleader in this deep-dyed and amazing plot of crime and blood, THE BLACK FLAG. was no less a person than Midshipman Philip Spencer, ..."

6. History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient by William Hickling Prescott (1876)
"... punishment of the ringleader. He called his troops together, and briefly explained to them the nature of the crime for which Villafana had suffered. ..."

7. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"A desperate band of conspirators, of whom John Wilkes Booth, a native of Maryland, was the ringleader, had for some time entertained the design of seizing ..."

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