I. noun Date: 15th century 1. one that sounds especially by ringing 2. a. (1) one that enters a competition under false representations (2) imposter, fake b. one that strongly resembles another — often used with dead <
he's a dead ringer for the senator
II. noun Date: 1863 one that encircles or puts a ring around (as a quoit or horseshoe that lodges so as to surround the peg)

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  • ringer — ringer1 [riŋ′ər] n. 1. a horseshoe or quoit thrown so that it encircles the peg 2. such a throw ringer2 [riŋ′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that rings a bell, chime, etc. ☆ 2. Slang a) a horse, player, etc. fraudulently entered …   English World dictionary

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