noun Date: 1857 one that catches rats; specifically a rat-catching dog or cat

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  • Ratter — Rat ter (r[a^]t t[ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, rats, as one who deserts his party. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which catches rats; esp., a dog trained to catch rats; a rat terrier. See {Terrier}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rätter — Rätter, s. Tafel »Aufbereitungsmaschinen I«, S. II …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rätter — Rätter, s. Siebvorrichtungen …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Rätter — Rätter, Rüttelsieb zur Erzaufbereitung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rätter — Smf Siebvorrichtung per. Wortschatz reg. (16. Jh.) Stammwort. Das gleiche Wort wie Räder. deutsch s. Räder …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • ratter — [rat′ər] n. 1. a dog or cat skilled at catching rats 2. Slang a betrayer or informer …   English World dictionary

  • Ratter — Recorded as Rat, Ratt and Ratter, this is a rare and confusing medieval English surname. Its derivation is from the Olde French word raton probably introduced into the British Isles at or just after the famous Norman Conquest of England in 1066.… …   Surnames reference

  • ratter — /rat euhr/, n. a person, animal, or thing that catches rats, as a terrier or a cat. [1825 35; RAT + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ratter — noun Anything which catches rats; esp., a dog trained to catch rats; a rat terrier …   Wiktionary

  • Rätter — Rạ̈t|ter 〈m. 3 oder f. 21〉 in der Metallaufbereitung verwendetes Sieb, dessen Boden sich kreisförmig in der Waagerechten bewegt [zu ahd. redan „sieben, sichten“] * * * Rạ̈t|ter, der; s, , auch: die; , n [aus dem Md., zu spätmhd. redern, mhd.… …   Universal-Lexikon

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