rank and file, rank(noun)
the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
"the strike was supported by the union rank and file"; "he rose from the ranks to become a colonel"
rank and file(noun)
people who constitute the main body of any group
rank and file(Noun)
Common soldiers, as would be arrayed in a grid pattern with ranks and files.
rank and file(Noun)
Those lacking any particular title or status; those having no station.
Rank and File
Rank and File was a roots rock post-punk band formed by brothers Chip Kinman and Tony Kinman after they split up their punk band the Dils. The band also included former Nuns guitarist Alejandro Escovedo. They appeared on PBS's revered country music showcase Austin City Limits. The Kinmans' next project was the synthpop, guitar and drum-machine based, Blackbird. Escovedo formed the True Believers with his brother Javier, before launching a solo songwriting and recording career.
The numerical value of rank and file in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of rank and file in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I suspect it would stir up the rank and file. And when you get the rank and file at the grass-roots level, other folks get stirred up within the conference.
The truth of the matter is the mayor knows there is bad blood between the rank and file, and the mayor wants to pretend like he didn't create it, but he did.
He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
I see no enthusiasm among rank and file Democrats for Hillary Clinton and there are still some harsh feelings about what happened in 2008, people have come up to me saying we remember '08, who are you for and is Biden going to get in.
They really do feel under attack, rank-and-file officers and much of American police leadership, that they feel they’re under attack from the federal government at the highest levels, so that’s something we need to understand also, this sense of perception that becomes a reality.
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