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raths·kel·ler(rät′skĕl′ər, răt′-, răth′-)
A restaurant or tavern, usually below street level, that serves beer.
[German Ratskeller, Rathskeller, restaurant in the city hall basement : German Rat, council, counsel (from Middle High German rāt, from Old High German; see ar- in Indo-European roots) + German Keller, cellar (from Middle High German, from Old High German kellāri, from Latin cellārium; see cellar).]
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a variant spelling of Ratskeller
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raths•kel•ler(ˈrɑtˌskɛl ər, ˈræt-, ˈræθ-)
a restaurant or bar located below street level.
[1895–1900, Amer.; < German Rat(h)skeller literally, the cellar of a town hall]
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|Noun||1.||rathskeller - a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall|
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