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ringleader

noun ring·lead·er \ˈriŋ-ˌlē-dər\

: the leader of a group that causes trouble or is involved in an illegal activity

Full Definition of RINGLEADER

:  a leader of a ring of individuals engaged especially in improper or unlawful activities

Examples of RINGLEADER

  1. the ringleader of a gang of criminals

First Known Use of RINGLEADER

1503

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