Definition of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus

 
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the most famous US circus (= travelling company of people and trained animals performing shows). It calls itself 'the Greatest Show on Earth' and has three 'ring' areas where people perform at the same time. The five original Ringling brothers started a circus in 1884 and bought their great rival, the Barnum and Bailey Circus, in 1907.