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A horseshoe or quoit thrown so that it encircles the peg.
1. One that rings, especially one that sounds a bell or chime.
2. Slang A contestant entered dishonestly into a competition.
3. Slang One who bears a striking resemblance to another: a ringer for his father.
1. a person or thing that rings a bell
2. slang Also called: dead ringer a person or thing that is almost identical to another
3. slang a stolen vehicle the identity of which has been changed by the use of the licence plate, serial number, etc, of another, usually disused, vehicle
4. US a contestant, esp a horse, entered in a competition under false representations of identity, record, or ability
5. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ the fastest shearer in a shed
6. informal Austral the fastest or best at anything
7. (Games, other than specified) a quoit thrown so as to encircle a peg
8. (Games, other than specified) such a throw
1. a person or thing that encircles.
2. a quoit or horseshoe thrown so as to encircle the peg.
1. one that rings or makes a ringing noise.
2. dead ringer.
a. a racehorse, athlete, or the like entered in a competition under false representation as to identity or ability.
b. any person or thing that is fraudulent; impostor.
c. a substitute; replacement.
[1375–1425; late Middle English; (definition 3) compare British argot to ring, ring in to exchange (something false or fraudulent for something authentic), ringing the changes engaging in this practice]
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|Noun||1.||ringer - a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)|
|2.||ringer - a person who is almost identical to another|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
|3.||ringer - a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses|
|4.||ringer - (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg|
throw - the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"