rat-tat


Also found in: Thesaurus.

rat-tat

(ˈrætˌtæt)
n
a variant of rat-a-tat-tat
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rat-tat - a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
tapping - the sound of light blow or knock; "he heard the tapping of the man's cane"
References in classic literature ?
His words were interrupted by a sharp rat-tat from the direction of the inner door.
He brought the clenched fist of his free hand down in two blows, rat-tat, on Michael's paws.
On this our guide knocked with a peculiar postman-like rat-tat.
In a moving column in the New York Post last March, lifetime abortion supporter Meredith Berkman wrote: 'From the moment I listened to the thrilling rat-tat- rat-tat pulsing inside my uterus, I knew there was a living being inside me.
It spoke volumes for character and gutsy personality, not least for his positive approach to what was surely a last chance, and he has given his side a lifeline to square the series that looked impossible after the rat-tat wickets of Pietersen and Flintoff.