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rank

noun (ROW)    /ræŋk/
[C] a row , especially of people or things standing side by side : The front rank of the riot squad raised their shields .literary We could see nothing for miles but serried ranks (= many close rows ) of fir trees .Things collected in lines or rings [C] a place where taxis wait for passengers : There were no taxis at the taxi / cab rank.Train and bus stations and taxi ranks
(Definition of rank noun (ROW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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