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 (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).]


a variant spelling of Ratskeller


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rathskeller - a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall
tap house, tavern - a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
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