ringmaster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ringmaster the person in charge of performances in a circus ring
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ringmaster One in charge of the performances (as of horses) within the ring in a circus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ringmaster One who has charge of the performances in a circus-ring.
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Usage

In literature:

Well, I felt sheepish enough to be took in so, but I wouldn't a been in that ringmaster's place, not for a thousand dollars.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
They take a lot of notice of the ringmaster.
"Three Elephant Power" by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
The ringmaster feels very badly about losing him, and has tried to locate him, but without success.
"The Bobbsey Twins at School" by Laura Lee Hope
The ringmaster will half step forward to catch you before you faint.
"Michael, Brother of Jerry" by Jack London
Ask him, sir, if he thinks that blank ringmaster they call St. Clair looks like ME!
"A Ward of the Golden Gate" by Bret Harte
Then the ringmaster he see how he had been fooled, and he WAS the sickest ringmaster you ever see, I reckon.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 5" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He talked about the show business as though he had been a ringmaster in a circus.
"Peck's Bad Boy at the Circus" by George W. Peck
But the ringmaster noted a queer look on his friend's face.
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
The ringmaster kicked him violently from behind.
"Ten Tales" by François Coppée
He was the high-tonedest ringmaster we ever had.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
But the men doing the talking weren't in the ring; and I noticed the ringmaster carried a whip and gun.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
The ringmaster takes his place in the center, and will be more effective if furnished with a whip.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The ringmaster was in his element, for he loved to direct.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
And while the audience gazed with interest at the ringmaster, the ringmaster was gazing with equal interest at the audience.
"Sube Cane" by Edward Bellamy Partridge
The neighbors lifted the stunned ringmaster, limp as rags, to his feet.
"The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard
And Baron von Schalk is the ringmaster of his circus.
"Mrs. Fitz" by J. C. Snaith
Channing acted as ringmaster, as usual.
"The Adventures of a Freshman" by Jesse Lynch Williams
Anybody who can shake a little personality can be ringmaster in this world.
"Seeing Things at Night" by Heywood Broun
Certainly, our most mischievous "ringmasters" in partisan politics have been Americans.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. December, 1877." by Various
The ringmaster seemed to know just what to do.
"The Corner House Girls on a Houseboat" by Grace Brooks Hill
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In news:

Stewart a true ringmaster of talent.
Donald Trump Is a Perfect Ringmaster for the GOP 2012 Circus.
Featured Articles RingMaster hits home runs in Winston-Salem.
"We hit a lot of home runs," confides Michael Scott, owner of upscale RingMaster Jewelers (ringmasterjewelers.com) in Winston-Salem, NC, "not base hits.
Ringmaster of The Greatest Show On Earth - (Stacia Naquin).
He's the Ringmaster of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey.
Celebrating the Ringmaster of the Restaurant Circus.
Ringmaster Sorkin cracks the political wit.
While Derek was in LA he stopped by the TMZ studio and talked with TMZ's ringmaster Harvey Levin on how he came up with TMZ and they established TMZ as a credible source for news.
RingMaster 's elegant 5000 square foot showcase situated in historic Reynolda Village sets the scene for major hits.
The spacious upstairs showroom with its upscale decor, custom cases and lighting provides the ambience for RingMaster 's affluent clientele.
Ringmaster of The Greatest Show On Earth - (Stacia Naquin).
This season is the last as ringmaster for Paul Binder.
J ordan Magnuson is the heroine and ringmaster of an unimaginable world.
Life under the big top Proud mother welcomes home her son, the new Ringling Bros ringmaster.
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