1. On a section beam ringer is a term used for one or more filaments that have left the parent end; as the beam revolves the filaments continue to unwind wrapping around the beam (hence the word “ringer”). The severity of a ringer is dependent upon the number of filaments contained therein at the time the filaments break. 2. In slashing the term ringer is often used when an end breaks on the slasher can adheres to the can and continues to wrap around it. This condition should not be confused with ringers on the section beam.