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  1. ringer

    • IPA[ˈriNGər]

    美式

    • n.
      a person or thing that looks exactly like another;an athlete or horse fraudulently substituted for another in a competition or event
    • noun: ringer, plural noun: ringers

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. informal a person or thing that looks exactly like another he is a dead ringer for his late papa he's a ringer for the French actor Fernandel
    • an athlete or horse fraudulently substituted for another in a competition or event it was discovered that the winning horse was a ringer
    • a person who is highly proficient at a particular skill or sport and is brought in to supplement a team or group of people league eligibility rules had grown flexible to accommodate new teams, and ringers began suiting up
    • 2. a person or device that rings something.