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Texas Ranger

a member of the Texas state police force or, especially formerly, of the mounted state police.
a member of a semiofficial group of settlers organized to fight Indians and maintain order. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I dunno how the crooks here learned about it, but they sure as hell was ready when the texas rangers rid through the Gap.

    The Lone Ranger Rides Fran Striker
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  • The rule of the texas rangers was to sleep on a man's trail until they found him.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The old texas rangers and many of the Missouri planters being the leading characters.

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British Dictionary definitions for texas rangers

Texas Rangers

plural noun
the state police of Texas, originally formed in the 19th century to defend outlying regions against Indians and Mexicans and to fight lawlessness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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