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1. A member of a division of the Texas state highway patrol.
2. A member of a former mounted force of Texans organized in 1835 and active in maintaining order on the frontier.
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a member of a special branch of the Texas state police force, orig. a semiofficial group of mounted settlers organized to fight Indians and maintain order.
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|Noun||1.||Texas Ranger - a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier|
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