1mainly British A soldier in the ranks; a private.
private soldier, common soldier
- ‘Not many officers would condescend to talk with us rankers.’
- 1.1A commissioned officer who has been in the ranks.
2in combination A person or animal of a specified rank.
- ‘of the 26 top-rankers in humanities, 18 are girls’
A simple soil consisting of a layer of humus lying directly on an unaltered substrate such as bedrock, glacial drift, or volcanic ash.
Based on Austrian German Rank ‘steep slope’.