ringer ringer  /ˈrɪ ŋər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
  2. (n) a person who is almost identical to another
  3. (n) a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
  4. (n) (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg

Usage(s):

  1. A donation is made into a Salvation Army bell ringer's red Holiday donation kettle.
  2. Carmack, their programming ringer, was a 23-year-old who had spent a year in juvie and completed exactly two semesters at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
  3. They put a ringer from the Negro League in a costume and introduce him as the Golem of Jewish legend.

News

  1. 360 Public Relations is Winningest Agency at Publicity Club of New England 2013 Bell Ringer Awards

    BOSTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off of recognition at the PR industry's national awards, 360 Public Relations captured 14 awards at the Publicity Club of New England's Bell Ringer awards , ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Savoir Media Wins 2013 Gold Bell Ringer Award from the Publicity Club of New England and Gold Bulldog Reporter Award

    BELMONT, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Savoir Media LLC is pleased to announce that it has won two prestigious awards: a Publicity Club of New England Gold Bell Ringer Award and a Gold Bulldog Reporter Award.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  3. PAN Communications Wins Nine Awards at the 2013 Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony:

    PAN Communications, a public relations and digital media leader driving communications strategy for consumer, technology and healthcare industries, today announced it took home nine awards at the 2013 Publicity Club of New England’s 45th annual Bell Ringer Awards, held June 10th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "He's gotten the better of me quite a bit," Wells said. "It's nice to put him through the ringer instead of me."
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: David Wells Source: Forbes

  2. "There hasn't been a road course ringer to win a race yet," Stewart said. "You still have to beat the same guys that have been winning, and all you have to do is look at the stats, and the stats will tell you who you have to beat there."
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Tony Stewart Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "See all the press people back there? They put me through the ringer this morning, and everything I said is about to pale in comparison to what I'm now going to say," Bill Clinton said.
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Bill Clinton Source: Forbes

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