rank and filer


a member of the rank and file.

1935–40, Americanism; rank and file + -er1

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rank and file
1.  the ordinary soldiers of an army, excluding the officers
2.  the great mass or majority of any group or organization, as opposed to the leadership
3.  (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of the rank and file: rank-and-file opinion; rank-and-file support
rank and filer

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