Definition of ringleading in English:

ringleading

noun

  • The action or fact of being a ringleader; leadership in an action or enterprise, especially a mutiny, uprising, demonstration, or plot.

adjective

  • Acting as or being a ringleader; taking the lead in an action or enterprise, especially a mutiny, uprising, demonstration, or plot.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From ring + leading, after to lead the ring, ringleader<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in John Gee (1596–1639). From ring + leading, after to lead the ring, ringleader.

Pronunciation

ringleading

/ˈrɪŋˌliːdɪŋ/