ringer definition by Webster's New World
- a horseshoe or quoit thrown so that it encircles the peg
- such a throw
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- a person or thing that rings a bell, chime, etc.
- ☆ Slang
- a horse, player, etc. fraudulently entered, or substituted for another, in a competition
- any substitute
- a person or thing very closely resembling another
ringer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A horseshoe or quoit thrown so that it encircles the peg.
- One that rings, especially one that sounds a bell or chime.
- Slang A contestant entered dishonestly into a competition.
- Slang One who bears a striking resemblance to another: a ringer for his father.