Main definitions of ringleading in English

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ringleading1

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋˌliːdɪŋ/

noun

  • The action or fact of being a ringleader; leadership in an action or enterprise, especially a mutiny, uprising, demonstration, or plot.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From ring + leading, after to lead the ring, ringleader.

Main definitions of ringleading in English

: ringleading1ringleading2

ringleading2

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋˌliːdɪŋ/

adjective

  • Acting as or being a ringleader; taking the lead in an action or enterprise, especially a mutiny, uprising, demonstration, or plot.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Gee (1596–1639). From ring + leading, after to lead the ring, ringleader.