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

Examples of ranker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, check below the ranker at the bottom of the story for other big moments from the decade. Jason Hoffman, Cincinnati.com, "Decade in review: The 10 biggest Cincinnati collegiate/pro sports stories from the 2010s," 27 Dec. 2019 The Colts hold an average of 13.5, and the rankers didn't hold a narrow loss to the Texans against them. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, "NFL power rankings: Indianapolis Colts prepare for the Tennessee Titans, the NFL's fastest rising team in Week 13," 26 Nov. 2019 Yet, in the absence of higher-level testimony, some Republicans had tried to characterise this as a rogue play by middle-rankers. The Economist, "They were all in on it Gordon Sondland weakens Republican defences against impeachment," 21 Nov. 2019 Check out the trailer from the paper’s favorite power-ranker, Cheesecake Factory-reviewer and In-N-Out French fry-slanderer. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: A low-tech approach in Silicon Valley," 2 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of ranker

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Ranker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranker. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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