rank noun definition in The navy topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: The navy topic
[countable, uncountable] the position that somebody has in the army, navy, police, etc. He was soon promoted to the rank of captain. officers of junior/senior rank a campaign to attract more women into the military ranks officers, and other ranks (= people who are not officers) The colonel was stripped of his rank (= was given a lower position, especially as a punishment).

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