Meaning of ranger

rang•er

Pronunciation: (rān'jur), [key]
— n.
  1. See
  2. one of a body of armed guards who patrol a region.
  3. (cap.) a U.S. soldier in World War II specially trained for making surprise raids and attacks in small groups. Cf.(def. 1).
  4. a soldier specially trained in the techniques of guerrilla warfare, esp. in jungle terrain.
  5. a person who ranges or roves.
  6. (esp. in Texas) a member of the state police.
  7. a keeper of a royal forest or park.
  8. wale (def. 5).
  9. (cap.) one of a series of instrumented U.S. space probes launched in the 1960s that transmitted closeup pictures of the moon before impacting the lunar surface.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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