|1.||(sometimes capital) an official in charge of a forest, park, estate, nature reserve, etc|
|2.||chiefly (US) Brit equivalent: warden a person employed to patrol a State or national park or forest|
|3.||(US) one of a body of armed troops employed to police a State or district: a Texas Ranger|
|4.||(in the US and certain other armies) a commando specially trained in making raids|
|5.||a person who wanders about large areas of country; a rover|
in U.S. military usage, a soldier specially trained to act in small groups that make rapid surprise raids on enemy territory. Ranger has also been the designation for the Texas state constabulary and for national-park supervisors and forest wardens.
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