from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who is in charge of the performances in a circus ring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The person who manages the performers in a circus ring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One in charge of the performances (as of horses) within the ring in a circus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has charge of the performances in a circus-ring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the person in charge of performances in a circus ring
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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.
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.
"All ready!" called the ringmaster, holding his revolver high in the air again.
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.
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.
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.
Kansas City actor Walter Coppage, who served as "ringmaster" for the circus-themed luncheon, emphasized the importance of creativity - which artists have in abundance - to the business community.
Glenn Beck, "ringmaster" of forty scary patriots, says the Far Left.
Oh, and guess who's the "ringmaster" of the folks on the list?
Mayawati 'ringmaster', BSP rally 'circus': Congress