Definition of ringleader
: a leader of a ring of individuals engaged especially in improper or unlawful activities
Examples of ringleader in a Sentence
the ringleader of a gang of criminals
Recent Examples of ringleader from the Web
The ringleader of the operation, their stepfather Lawrence G. Owen, 75, was sentenced in April to two years and six months in prison.
The irony is the ringleader of The Vertical’s coverage—Adrian Wojnarowski—will head to ESPN sometime in the next couple of weeks.
CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD With his bowl haircut, Moe Howard was the eye-poking, pie-throwing ringleader of the Three Stooges comedy team.
The house of Bryce, the ringleader of the guys on the show, is a stunning historic estate located in San Rafael, about twenty minutes outside San Francisco.
In an interview published Saturday by Brazilian newsmagazine Época, former JBS Chairman Joesley Batista said Mr. Temer was the ringleader of a group of politicians in the lower house of Congress who routinely hit him up for cash in recent years.
The ringleader is an American, Billy Dannreuther, whom Bogart played in the screen version.
Bell, 33, plays a bachelorette-party ringleader who gets a tad overexcited and ends up tackling a male stripper, causing a fatal brain injury.
British police said Saturday that Butt, the ringleader, tried to rent a 7.5-ton truck online on the morning of June 3, but did not provide payment details when prompted.
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RINGLEADER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ringleader for English Language Learners
: the leader of a group that causes trouble or is involved in an illegal activity
RINGLEADER Defined for Kids
Definition of ringleader for Students
: a leader especially of a group of people who cause trouble
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