rank and file

noun

Definition of rank and file

  1. 1 :  the enlisted personnel of an armed force

  2. 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

1598

First Known Use of rank and file

1598


Law Dictionary

rank and file

noun

Legal Definition of rank and file

  1. :  the general membership of a union



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