Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who is in charge of the performances in a circus ring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who has charge of the performances in a circus-ring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One in charge of the performances (as of horses) within the ring in a circus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The person who manages the performers in a circus ring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the person in charge of performances in a circus ring

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Examples

  • Come to think of it, as I recall the last time I managed to leave town without husband, kids, pets or job, pandemonium broke out under the Big Top and the ringmaster was there too.

    taking the act on the road « Adventures in Juggling

  • Come to think of it, as I recall the last time I managed to leave town without husband, kids, pets or job, pandemonium broke out under the Big Top and the ringmaster was there too.

    February « 2007 « Adventures in Juggling

  • Come to think of it, as I recall the last time I managed to leave town without husband, kids, pets or job, pandemonium broke out under the Big Top and the ringmaster was there too.

    23 « February « 2007 « Adventures in Juggling

  • Immediately following the closing, the managing director of the circus (he also functioned as what in America would be called a ringmaster) assembled all performers.

    Villa Incognito

  • "All ready!" called the ringmaster, holding his revolver high in the air again.

    The Bobbsey Twins in the Country

  • But Mr. Zorthian became best known as ringmaster of the daily news briefings, which pitted a newly aggressive press corps against a long tradition of secrecy and optimism in official discussion of battles.

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  • But Mr. Zorthian became best known as ringmaster of the daily news briefings, which pitted a newly aggressive press corps against a long tradition of secrecy and optimism in official discussion of battles.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The wife of the ringmaster is a retired teacher and administers homeschooling courses to performers 'children in makeshift classrooms at each circus site, Hamid said.

    Times Leader News

  • The wife of the ringmaster is a retired teacher and administers homeschooling courses to performers 'children in makeshift classrooms at each circus site, Hamid said.

    Times Leader News

  • Then, after a decade in public office and a failed bid for governor, Springer left electoral politics in 1982 for a TV career that eventually reinvented him as the self-described "ringmaster" of his raucous hit show.

    Senator Springer?

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