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water rat

n.
1.
a. Any of various semiaquatic rodents, especially Neofiber alleni of Florida and southern Georgia, that resemble the muskrat but are smaller and have a round tail.
b. See muskrat.
2. Slang A petty thief or ruffian who frequents waterfronts.

water rat

n
1. (Animals) any of several small amphibious rodents, esp the water vole or the muskrat
2. (Animals) any of various amphibious rats of the subfamily Hydromyinae, of New Guinea, the Philippines, and Australia
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) informal a person who is very fond of water sports

wa′ter rat`


n.
1. any of various aquatic rodents, as the muskrat.
2. Slang. a vagrant or thief who frequents a waterfront.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water rat - a person who enjoys being in or on the water
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
2.water rat - common large Eurasian volewater rat - common large Eurasian vole    
field mouse, vole - any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
Arvicola, genus Arvicola - in some classifications considered synonymous with Microtus
3.water rat - any of various amphibious rats
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
beaver rat - amphibious rat of Australia and New Guinea
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