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ringster

[ring-ster] /ˈrɪŋ stər/
noun
1.
a member of a ring, especially a political or price-fixing ring.
Origin of ringster
1870-1875
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75; ring1 + -ster
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  • ringster pointed to the tall grass near the willows, over which a fresh silken canvas was being rapidly spread.

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
  • In the meantime ringster had quietly ascended one of the tallest bushes, and was carefully surveying the lake.

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
British Dictionary definitions for ringster

ringster

/ˈrɪŋstə/
noun
1.
a member of a ring controlling a market in antiques, art treasures, etc
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