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Texas Ranger

noun
1.
a member of the Texas state police force or, especially formerly, of the mounted state police.
2.
a member of a semiofficial group of settlers organized to fight Indians and maintain order.
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  • But lately a company of the texas rangers had moved up into the Panhandle.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for texas rangers

Texas Rangers

plural noun
1.
the state police of Texas, originally formed in the 19th century to defend outlying regions against Indians and Mexicans and to fight lawlessness
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