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: the keeper of a British royal park or forest
: forest ranger
: one that ranges
: one of a body of organized armed men who range over a region especially to enforce the law
: a soldier specially trained in close-range fighting and in raiding tactics
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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: a person in charge of managing and protecting part of a public forest
: a person in charge of managing and protecting part of a national park
: a soldier in the U.S. Army who has special training especially in fighting at close range
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: forest ranger
: a soldier specially trained in close-range fighting
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