rank·​er | \ ˈraŋ-kər \

Definition of ranker

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

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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 Paulsen is consistently among the top rankers tracked by FantasyPros.com, so if Paulsen likes Ginn, the rest of us probably should, too. Pat Fitzmaurice, SI.com, "New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football 2017 Preview: Drew Brees Is Still Top QB," 2 Aug. 2017 Like other rankers, Money tweaks its formula every year— Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post, "New rankings tackle old problem: Measuring the outcome of college," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of ranker

1878, in the meaning defined above

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