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

Examples of ranker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is, of course, because of circumstances (the Orioles are better now) and talent (Norby, while a former top 100 prospect, isn’t seen by external rankers to be as good as those who came before him). Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 30 Apr. 2024 Other top rankers include RV and bus-and-truck mechanics, roofers, paramedics and police officers. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2024 Here’s the Nielsen ranker from last week in total viewers: NIELSEN TOTAL VIEWERS RANKER, WEEK OF FEB. 12, 2024 Rank PROGRAM NETWORK TOTAL VIEWERS 1. Michael Schneider, Variety, 22 Feb. 2024 Ranking 2023’s Winners and Losers Among all outlets, CBS extended its lead with the most programs on the ranker, with 39 (up from 29 last year). Michael Schneider, Variety, 29 Dec. 2023 For historical record, here are previous year-end telecast rankers: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015. Michael Schneider, Variety, 29 Dec. 2023 These rankers agree that Buckner's performance over the past three seasons is the best thing the Colts have going for them. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Aug. 2023 The consensus of national rankers is the talent in the Rangers’ farm system is in the top tier among the 30 MLB organizations, somewhere between 7-10. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 24 July 2023 According to Nielsen, the Apple TV+ title first appeared on its Streaming Top 10 list rankers midway through Season 2 in 2021. Breanna Bell, Variety, 29 June 2023

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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 15 Jun. 2024.

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