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 for Ranker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rank \Rank\ (r[a^][ng]k), a. [Compar. Ranker
     (r[a^][ng]k"[~e]r); superl. Rankest.] [AS. ranc strong,
     proud; cf. D. rank slender, Dan. rank upright, erect, Prov.
     G. rank slender, Icel. rakkr slender, bold. The meaning seems
     to have been influenced by L. rancidus, E. rancid.]
     1. Luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown
        to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds.
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              And, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one
              stalk, rank and good.                 --Gen. xli. 5.
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     2. Raised to a high degree; violent; extreme; gross; utter;
        as, rank heresy. "Rank nonsense." --Hare. "I do forgive
        thy rankest fault." --Shak.
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     3. Causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich
        and fertile; as, rank land. --Mortimer.
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     4. Strong-scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell;
        rank-smelling rue. --Spenser.
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     5. Strong to the taste. "Divers sea fowls taste rank of the
        fish on which they feed." --Boyle.
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     6. Inflamed with venereal appetite. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Rank modus (Law), an excessive and unreasonable modus. See
        Modus, 3.
     To set (the iron of a plane, etc.) rank, to set so as to
        take off a thick shaving. --Moxon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ranker \Rank"er\ (r[a^][ng]k"[~e]r), n.
     One who ranks, or disposes in ranks; one who arranges.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a commissioned officer who has been promoted from enlisted
      2: an enlisted soldier who serves in the ranks of the armed

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