(Ring"mas`ter) n. One in charge of the performances (as of horses) within the ring in a
1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus Ægialitis, having a ring around the
neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover (Æ.
semipalmata) and the piping plover (Æ. meloda) are common North American species. Called also ring
plover, and ring-necked plover.
2. (Zoöl.) The ring-necked duck.
Ring-necked duck (Zool.), an American scaup duck The head, neck, and breast of the adult male
are black, and a narrow, but conspicuous, red ring encircles the neck. This ring is absent in the female.
Called also ring-neck, ring-necked blackhead, ringbill, tufted duck, and black jack.
(Ring"-necked`) a. (Zoöl.) Having a well defined ring of color around the neck.
(Ring"sail`) n. (Naut.) See Ringtail, 2.
(Ring"straked`) a. Ring- streaked.
Cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.Gen. xxx. 39.
(Ring"-streaked`) a. Having circular streaks or lines on the body; as, ring-streaked goats.
1. (Zoöl.) A bird having a distinct band of color across the tail, as the hen harrier.
2. (Naut.) A light sail set abaft and beyong the leech of a boom-and-gaff sail; called also ringsail.
Ringtail boom (Naut.), a spar which is rigged on a boom for setting a ringtail.
Ring-tailed cat (Zoöl.), the cacomixle. Ring-tailed eagle (Zoöl.), a young golden eagle.
(Ring"-tailed`) a. (Zoöl.) Having the tail crossed by conspicuous bands of color.
(Ring"toss`) n. A game in which the object is to toss a ring so that it will catch upon an upright
(Ring"worm") n. (Med.) A contagious affection of the skin due to the presence of a vegetable
parasite, and forming ring-shaped discolored patches covered with vesicles or powdery scales. It occurs
either on the body, the face, or the scalp. Different varieties are distinguished as Tinea circinata, Tinea
tonsurans, etc., but all are caused by the same parasite
(Rink) n. [Scot. renk, rink, rynk, a course, a race; probably fr. AS. hring a ring. See Ring.]
1. The smooth and level extent of ice marked off for the game of curling.
2. An artificial sheet of ice, generally under cover, used for skating; also, a floor prepared for skating on
with roller skates, or a building with such a floor.
(Rink"er), n. One who skates at a rink. [Colloq.]
(Rink"ing), n. Skating in a rink. [Colloq.]