Definitions for "Rank and file"
in military usage, refers to the main body of soldiers in an army, excluding the officers. The term also applies to the ordinary people who form the main part of any group, as in the party rank and file supported the most conservative candidate.
The membership of a union other than officers and officials.
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"
Term used by Mike and Kenji to describe the Maegashira-ranked rikishi in Makuuchi.
Keywords:  voter, typical
typical voter
followers rather than leaders 16C En rank "side by side", file "behind one another", information
Keywords:  constitute, main, people, group, body
people who constitute the main body of any group