Definition of the Lone Ranger from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Lone Ranger

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a character in stories about the American Wild West who spends his life preserving justice and fighting those who do wrong. He wears a mask (= a covering over his eyes) and rides a white horse called Silver. His Native American friend Tonto calls him 'Kemo Sabe' (which means 'trusty scout'). Together they defeat many outlaws (= criminals). Fran Striker created the character for a US radio series (1933-54) and then wrote 17 Lone Ranger novels. The Lone Ranger was also a popular television series (1949-57), with Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger.