probably from Scots rance, ranse bar, stick (perhaps from French dialect rance bar, peg, rung, from Latin ramic-, ramex staff, from Latin ramus branch) + -er
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“Rancer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rancer. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.
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