- a person in charge of the performances in a circus ring.
Origin of ringmaster
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Examples from the Web for ringmaster
And after we had quieted down a little, the ringmaster says: "As big as that?"Back Home
"Pretend it's all a joke," whispered the ringmaster fiercely.Joe Strong, the Boy Fish
The ringmaster and the clown came into the ring and faced the crowd.
At the same time he carried on a running conversation with the ringmaster.
I was so slow that the ringmaster touched me up with his whip.
- the master of ceremonies in a circus
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Word Origin and History for ringmaster
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