rank·​er ˈraŋ-kər How to pronounce ranker (audio)
: one who serves or has served in the ranks
especially : a commissioned officer promoted from the ranks

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web IHeart also maintains the top position on Podtrac, a monthly podcast ranker that measures networks’ unique audience and downloads. Time, 27 Sep. 2022 An exception to this trend is Melbourne, long a top ranker that has held on to take tenth spot. Duncan Madden, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 Above that is a slightly more powerful mid-ranker called the Modena, which has a 325-horsepower version of that same engine. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 5 Apr. 2022 As Variety noted last month in its annual end-of-year broadcast and cable ranker, INSP grew another 17% in primetime, averaging 788,000 viewers — up from 432,000 five years earlier. Michael Schneider, Variety, 11 Jan. 2022 Also, check below the ranker at the bottom of the story for other big moments from the decade. Jason Hoffman, Cincinnati.com, 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, 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, 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, 2 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ranker was in 1878

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“Ranker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranker. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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