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A person who is in charge of the performances in a circus ring.
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(Theatre) the master of ceremonies in a circus
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(ˈrɪŋˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

a person in charge of the performances in a circus ring.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ringmaster - the person in charge of performances in a circus ringringmaster - the person in charge of performances in a circus ring
emcee, master of ceremonies, host - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
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مُدير الحَلَبَه في السّيرْك
ředitel cirkusu
riaditeľ cirkusu
sirk meydan amiri


[ˈrɪŋˌmɑːstəʳ] Nmaestro m de ceremonias
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈrɪŋmɑːstər] n (at the circus)Monsieur Loyal mring-pull [ˈrɪŋpʊl] n (British) (on can)anneau m (d'ouverture)ring road n (British)rocade f; (around major city)périphérique m
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[ˈrɪŋˌmɑːstəʳ] ndirettore m del circo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(riŋ) noun
1. a small circle eg of gold or silver, sometimes having a jewel set in it, worn on the finger. a wedding ring; She wears a diamond ring.
2. a circle of metal, wood etc for any of various purposes. a scarf-ring; a key-ring; The trap-door had a ring attached for lifting it.
3. anything which is like a circle in shape. The children formed a ring round their teacher; The hot teapot left a ring on the polished table.
4. an enclosed space for boxing matches, circus performances etc. the circus-ring; The crowd cheered as the boxer entered the ring.
5. a small group of people formed for business or criminal purposes. a drugs ring.
verbpast tense, past participle ringed
verb .
1. to form a ring round.
2. to put, draw etc a ring round (something). He has ringed all your errors.
3. to put a ring on the leg of (a bird) as a means of identifying it.
ˈring binder noun
a looseleaf binder; a stiff cardboard file with metal rings inside for holding loose pages together.
ˈringlet (-lit) noun
a long curl of hair.
ˈring finger noun
the finger on which the wedding ring is worn (usually the third finger of the left hand).
ˈringleader noun
the leader of a group of people who are doing something wrong. The teacher punished the ring-leader.
ˈringmaster noun
a person who is in charge of performances in a circus ring.
run rings round
to be very much better at doing something than; to beat easily.
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References in classic literature ?
And then faster and faster they went, all of them dancing, first one foot out in the air and then the other, the horses leaning more and more, and the ringmaster going round and round the center-pole, cracking his whip and shouting "Hi!
The ringmaster couldn't ever say a word to him but he was back at him quick as a wink with the funniest things a body ever said; and how he ever COULD think of so many of them, and so sudden and so pat, was what I couldn't noway understand.
Then the ringmaster he see how he had been fooled, and he WAS the sickest ringmaster you ever see, I reckon.
"The lady wins," he announced, after the manner of a ringmaster.-- "Bill, you've got a mint in that turn.--Unhook, madam, unhook!"
The ringmaster will half step forward to catch you before you faint.
The ringmaster'll favour you, and your span can get the first jump.
Summary: New Delhi (India), July 17 (ANI): Actor Aditya Roy Kapur who is shooting for the second schedule of his upcoming film 'Sadak 2' in Ooty shared an adorable picture of himself with 'ringmaster' Mahesh Bhatt.
We had a ringmaster, acrobats, strongmen and clowns.
This year features the dynamic Ringmaster, Brian LaPalme, navigating the thrills and chills, hilarity, and awe of the circus.
The ringmaster discovers that his new employee can only be funny unintentionally.
RINGMASTER Ringmaster Norman Barrett is confident that the show will go on.