Definitions for: Ranger


[n] a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
[n] an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
[n] a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier



Webster (1913) Definition: Ran"ger, n.
1. One who ranges; a rover; sometimes, one who ranges for
plunder; a roving robber.

2. That which separates or arranges; specifically, a sieve.
[Obs.] ``The tamis ranger.'' --Holland.

3. A dog that beats the ground in search of game.

4. One of a body of mounted troops, formerly armed with short
muskets, who range over the country, and often fight on
foot.

5. The keeper of a public park or forest; formerly, a sworn
officer of a forest, appointed by the king's letters
patent, whose business was to walk through the forest,
recover beasts that had strayed beyond its limits, watch
the deer, present trespasses to the next court held for
the forest, etc. [Eng.]

Synonyms: commando, fire warden, forest fire fighter, Texas Ranger

See Also: functionary, law officer, lawman, man, military man, military personnel, official, peace officer, serviceman

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