Free ranger in Providence? (5,6,3)
I believe the answer is:
rhode island red
Here is my best explanation:
'free ranger in providence?' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't see how they can define each other.
This is all the clue.
(Other definitions for rhode island red that I've seen before include "Chicken breed", "Fowl", "American Communist", "Breed of chicken", "possible victim of battery" and "New England communist".)