rink rat


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rink rat

n
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) informal Canadian a young person who carries out chores at an ice-hockey rink in return for free skating time

rink′ rat`


n.
Canadian Slang. a young person who is fond of hockey, esp. one who performs unpaid, part-time tasks at a hockey rink.
[1955–60]
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