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forest ranger

any of the officers employed by the government to supervise the care and preservation of forests, especially public forests.
Origin of forest ranger
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It seemed a strange thing for me to be trying to explain forestry to a forest ranger, but so it was.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey
  • The reply of the Cinnamon Creek forest ranger was brief and to the point.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley Mary Ellen Chase
  • That will be when every national forest is made a game preserve, and every forest ranger is made a game warden.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • Somehow she knew that the Cinnamon Creek forest ranger did know.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley Mary Ellen Chase
  • Fellow told me Bone was some kind of a forest ranger or mine inspector, or some darn thing, up in the Big Woods.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • Hence it will be seen that the office of the forest ranger is by no means a sinecure.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James
  • Why, what's this mean, Toby; you a forest ranger camping with a parcel of kids?

  • He made a few phone calls, asking questions about a mysterious crash in the paper forests, and the death of a forest ranger.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He looked like a mining engineer, or perhaps a forest ranger.

    The Flaming Mountain Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The wedge, the Hudson Bay, the forest ranger and the lean-to tent are all good models for pack animal travel, and easily erected.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for forest ranger

forest ranger

(mainly US & Canadian) a government official who patrols and protects forests, wildlife, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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