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ratters (terrier)

ratters is a plural form of ratter

ratter (terrier)

Definition:

any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch rats

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Related to:

rat

Plural:

ratters

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

rat terrier

Etymology:

rat + -er
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of ratters...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Rat Terrier

an American dog breed with a rich and varied background as an all-around farm dog and hunting companion. Traditionally more of a type than a breed, they share much ancestry with the tough little mixed-breed dogs known as feists. Several private ... (41 of 2216 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rat Terrier

Oxford Dictionary:

rat terrier

Syllabification: (rat ter·ri·er) Entry from United States Dictionary | a terrier of a small, short-haired breed originally used for hunting rats and ... (21 of 40 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rat-terrier

Random House Dictionary:

rat terrier

a terrier of any of several breeds developed especially for catching rats, as the Manchester terrier. (16 of 18 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rat-terrier

Collins Dictionary:

ratter | rat (sense 3), rat [sense-specific]

a dog or cat that catches and kills rats | another word for "rat (sense 3), rat" [sense-specific] (17 of 249 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ratter

Merriam-Webster:

ratter

one that catches rats ; specifically, a rat-catching dog or cat (11 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ratter

Wiktionary:

ratter | ratters [plural] | rattener [rare, sense-specific]

Anything which catches rats, especially a dog trained to catch them; a rat terrier. | One who rats; a traitor; a deserter. (21 of 25 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ratter

American Heritage Dictionary:

ratter

One that catches or kills rats | [slang] One who betrays or deserts another. (13 of 21 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ratter

New World Dictionary:

ratter

a dog or cat skilled at catching rats | [slang] a betrayer or informer (13 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ratter

Britannica Encyclopedia:

terrier [dog]

Any of several dog breeds developed, mostly in England, to find and kill vermin and for use in the sports of foxhunting and dog fighting. Bred to ... (27 of 122 words, 7 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/588287​/terrier

Columbia Encyclopedia:

terrier

classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs originally bred to start small game and vermin from their burrows or, in the case ... (25 of 108 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0848243​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

terrier [countable] | terriers [plural]

a small dog that people keep as a pet and is sometimes used for hunting small animals | a person who is very determined and will not give up trying ... (29 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/terrier

Cambridge Dictionary:

terrier

a breed of small active dog, originally used for hunting and chasing animals into or out of their underground holes (20 of 25 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/terrier

Encarta Dictionary:

ratter | ratters [plural]

an animal, especially a cat or dog, that is good at catching rats (13 of 26 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861727308​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

ratter | ratters [plural]

Origin: rat + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ratter

rat | rats [plural] | ratted [past tense] | ratting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English rat, rotte, from Old English ræt, from Proto-Germanic *rattaz, *ratō (compare West Frisian rôt, Dutch rat, dialectal German Ratz), from Proto-Indo-European... (23 of 50 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rat

-er

Origin: Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ere (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz... | Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ware (suffix denoting residency or meaning "inhabitant... (27 of 191 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-er

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

ratter

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ratter"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ratter

the Free Dictionary:

ratter

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ratter"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ratter"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "ratter" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/ratter

Google Dictionary:

ratter | ratters [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "ratter"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=ratter

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ratter

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ratter"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ratter​01 word=ratter

YourDictionary Audio:

ratter

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ratter" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ratter

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