rank·​er | \ ˈraŋ-kər How to pronounce ranker (audio) \

Definition of ranker

: one who serves or has served in the ranks especially : a commissioned officer promoted from the ranks

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Still a consensus top-10 receiver, but only because most rankers haven’t seen the shape of Brown’s toes. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop Fantasy Football Preview: The Overrated," 16 Aug. 2019 The latest salvo in the battle between the ranked and the rankers comes out of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Chris Quintana, USA TODAY, "US News & World Report ranks America's 'best' colleges. But, is there really a way to know?," 7 Aug. 2019 The rankers apparently compared the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Best- and worst-run cities: Here's how Cincinnati ranks," 9 July 2018 Literal trash RedEye acknowledges Gawker Media as the original and best ranker of things. Ben Meyerson, RedEye Chicago, "Easter candy, ranked," 21 Mar. 2018 Keeping with the list/ranker theme today, U.S. News said Cincinnati is the 49th best place to live in the country. Bob Strickley, Cincinnati.com, "3 headlines you may have missed: Traffic probs, city growth, U.S. News likes us," 10 Apr. 2018 Heisman ranker: 1) Lamar Jackson 1b) Baker Mayfield 3) Josh Rosen 4) Saquon Barkley 5) Deebo Samuel Samuel has had an electric start to his season, totaling 10 catches for 128 yards with 2 touchdowns. Andrew Astleford, ajc, "ESPN’s Matt Schick: South Carolina WR Deebo Samuel among top 5 Heisman Trophy contenders," 12 Sep. 2017 Editorialists and city rankers have been quick to declare Pittsburgh all the rage recently. Rosa Inocencio Smith, The Atlantic, "The Atlantic," 19 Oct. 2017 Other rankers, such as the Wall Street Journal, have used salary data as a ranking measure. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "The problem with the 2018 U.S. News rankings: Junk in, junk out," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of ranker

1878, in the meaning defined above

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