Main definitions of ranker in English

: ranker1ranker2

ranker1

noun

British
  • 1A soldier in the ranks; a private.

    • ‘Not many officers would condescend to talk with us rankers.’
    private soldier, common soldier
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    1. 1.1 A commissioned officer who has been promoted from the ranks.

Pronunciation

ranker

/ˈræŋkər//ˈraNGkər/

Main definitions of ranker in English

: ranker1ranker2

ranker2

noun

  • A simple soil consisting of a layer of humus lying directly on an unaltered substrate such as bedrock, glacial drift, or volcanic ash.

Origin

Based on Austrian German Rank ‘steep slope’.

Pronunciation

ranker

/ˈræŋkər//ˈraNGkər/