One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British A soldier in the ranks; a private.
private soldier, common soldierView synonyms
- ‘Not many officers would condescend to talk with us rankers.’
- 1.1 A commissioned officer who has been in the ranks.
2in combination A person or animal of a specified rank.‘of the 26 top-rankers in humanities, 18 are girls’
A simple soil consisting of a layer of humus lying directly on an unaltered substrate such as bedrock, glacial drift, or volcanic ash.
Based on Austrian German Rank ‘steep slope’.
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