ratter


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rat·ter

 (răt′ər)
n.
1. One that catches or kills rats: Many terriers are good ratters.
2. Slang One who betrays or deserts another.

ratter

(ˈrætə)
n
1. a dog or cat that catches and kills rats
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) another word for rat3, rat4

rat•ter

(ˈræt ər)

n.
a rat-catching animal.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ratter - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.ratter - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
quitter - a person who gives up too easily
2.ratter - any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch ratsratter - any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch rats
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
black-and-tan terrier, Manchester terrier - a breed of short-haired rat terrier with a black-and-tan coat that was developed in Manchester, England
Translations

ratter

[ˈrætəʳ] Ncazarratones m inv

ratter

n (= dog or cat)Rattenfänger m
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Also, the ratter can take your slaved device and use it against you, turning on the webcam and following you when you don't know it, sending emails that appear to be from you to your contacts, and even launching massive malicious attacks against hundreds of others -- all from what was your computer.
As for Netanyahu's criticisms of the deal now under negotiations, Obama said it would make more sense to wait and see if there is a deal and then what its contents are ratter than shooting at a target that isn't there yet.
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The first was flashed at gun-for-hire David Prutton who arrived at the club on Thursday with a reputation as a no-nonsense midfield ratter who can mix it up with the best.
Benji - my favourite - a Lakeland terrier who was an excellent ratter but dedicated hours to chasing cars and scrapping.
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Downing Street has had a hissy fit at a new book that claims the Camerons are indifferent to Larry, the Downing Street cat, who was elected chief ratter in 2011 after a rat was seen scurrying across the doorstep during a live broadcast.
The study performed in Zanjan Hospital was designed with the aim of review the status of internal control in addicts where both inventories of demographical information and Ratter control resource were used.
Although one learns little about the realities of life for those most affected by the policies under discussion, on the whole Ratter has performed an excellent service for scholars interested in a close analysis of the decision-making process that shaped reunification and evolution of the German welfare state.
And where there are rats in the rafters, send in a ratter, one who bites back, calmly, clinically.