rank and file

noun

Definition of rank and file

1 :the enlisted personnel of an armed force
2 :the individuals who constitute the body of an organization, society, or nation as distinguished from the leaders

rank-and-file

play \ˌraŋk-ᵊn-ˈfī(-ə)l\ adjective

rank and filer

play \-ˈfī-lər\ noun

Examples of rank and file in a Sentence

  1. the chosen few might have the opportunity for a trip in the space shuttle, but it will be a while before the rank and file are taking space trips

First Known Use of rank and file

1598


Law Dictionary

rank and file

noun

legal Definition of rank and file

:the general membership of a union


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