Meaning of RINGER in English

RINGER

I. ˈriŋ-ər noun

Date: 15th century

1. : one that sounds especially by ringing

2.

a.

(1) : one that enters a competition under false representations

(2) : imposter , fake

b. : one that strongly resembles another — often used with dead

he's a dead ringer for the senator

II. noun

Date: 1863

: one that encircles or puts a ring around (as a quoit or horseshoe that lodges so as to surround the peg)

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.