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ring·er 1

 (rĭng′ər)
n. Games
A horseshoe or quoit thrown so that it encircles the peg.

ring·er 2

 (rĭng′ər)
n.
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.

ringer

(ˈrɪŋə)
n
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

ring•er1

(ˈrɪŋ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that encircles.
2. a quoit or horseshoe thrown so as to encircle the peg.
[1815–25]

ring•er2

(ˈrɪŋ ər)

n.
1. one that rings or makes a ringing noise.
3.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ringer - a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)ringer - a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
signaler, signaller - someone who communicates by signals
2.ringer - a person who is almost identical to anotherringer - a person who is almost identical to another
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
look-alike, double, image - someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"
3.ringer - a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
faker, imposter, impostor, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer, pretender, fraud, fake - a person who makes deceitful 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"
horseshoes, quoits - a game in which iron rings (or open iron rings) are thrown at a stake in the ground in the hope of encircling it

ringer

noun
Slang. One exactly resembling another:
Translations

ringer

[ˈrɪŋəʳ] N
1. (= bell ringer) → campanero/a m/f
2. (also dead ringer) → doble mf, viva imagen f
he is a (dead) ringer for the Presidentse le parece en todo al presidente
3. (US) (Horse racing) → caballo m sustituido

ringer

n
(= bell-ringer)Glöckner(in) m(f)
to be a dead ringer for somebody (inf)jdm aufs Haar gleichen
References in classic literature ?
He enjoyed the feeling which he was exciting, and paraded the town serene and happy all day; but the young fellows set a tailor to work that night, and when Tom started out on his parade next morning, he found the old deformed Negro bell ringer straddling along in his wake tricked out in a flamboyant curtain-calico exaggeration of his finery, and imitating his fancy Eastern graces as well as he could.
The illuminated village had seized hold of the tocsin, and, abolishing the lawful ringer, rang for joy.
Thus it was that we lunched together amid the books and birds, in an exquisite solitude a deux; for the ringer of the silver bell had disappeared, having left a dainty meal in readiness--for two.
The windows, heavily shaded by trees, admitted a subdued light that made the faces around me pale, and darkened the old brasses in the pavement and the time and damp-worn monuments, and rendered the sunshine in the little porch, where a monotonous ringer was working at the bell, inestimably bright.
So Quasimodo was the ringer of the chimes of Notre-Dame.
In the course of time there had been formed a certain peculiarly intimate bond which united the ringer to the church.
The church-bells had struck up again now--a last tune, before the ringers came down the hill to have their share in the festival; and before the bells had finished, other music was heard approaching, so that even Old Brown, the sober horse that was drawing Mr.
As they came out of church the ringers swung the bells off their rests, and a modest peal of three notes broke forth--that limited amount of expression having been deemed sufficient by the church builders for the joys of such a small parish.
But it was not the Joe she remembered, he of the twisted ringers and silent stare.
Besides, the ringers may be there, and have forgotten to shut the door.
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