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Meaning of RANGER

Pronunciation:  'reynjur, 'reynjur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
  2. [n]  an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
  3. [n]  a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
 

RANGER is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: commando, fire warden, forest fire fighter, Texas Ranger
 
 See Also: functionary, law officer, lawman, man, military man, military personnel, official, peace officer, serviceman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ran"ger\, n.
1. One who ranges; a rover; sometimes, one who ranges for
   plunder; a roving robber.

2. That which separates or arranges; specifically, a sieve.
   [Obs.] ``The tamis ranger.'' --Holland.

3. A dog that beats the ground in search of game.

4. One of a body of mounted troops, formerly armed with short
   muskets, who range over the country, and often fight on
   foot.

5. The keeper of a public park or forest; formerly, a sworn
   officer of a forest, appointed by the king's letters
   patent, whose business was to walk through the forest,
   recover beasts that had strayed beyond its limits, watch
   the deer, present trespasses to the next court held for
   the forest, etc. [Eng.]



 

 

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