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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
References in periodicals archive ?
The Cerrado is the second largest Brazilian biome, occupying originally almost 2 million of square meters (Ratter et al., 1997), made up of woodlands, savannas, grasslands, and gallery and dry forests (Klink and Machado, 2005).
"Cerrado" (Brazilian savanna, sensu stricto) is the second largest Brazilian vegetational formation, with a total area of approximately two million square kilometres (Oliveira-Filho and Ratter, 2002); it is considered a hotspot because of its endemic species and constant threats to its territory (Orme et al., 2005).
Quite recently local botanists and collaborators have started to collect and to publish information on the flora (e.g., Pott and Pott, 1994, 1999, 2000) and the vegetation (e.g., Ratter et al., 1988; Nunes da Cunha and Junk, 2001; Damasceno-Junior et al., 2005; Nunes da Cunha et al., 2007).
The Brazilian Cerrado has been under pressure from agriculture (mainly soybean) and pastureland since the 1960's (Ratter et al., 1997), and recently by the advance of sugarcane cultivation (Sawyer, 2008).
The origins of the cerrado biome, which occupies approximately 2 million [km.sup.2] of the Brazilian territory, bordered by the Amazon and the Atlantic Forests (Ratter et al., 1997; Oliveira Filho and Ratter, 2002), is still a matter of debate (Ribeiro and Walter, 1998; Ledru, 2002).
Similarly, Gerkensmeier and Ratter (2018) opined that risk management is a social issue in which integrated approach is urgently needed as it may be difficult to tackle by individual player so, involvement of all stakeholders to tackle risk collectively is the need of the hour.
Fairclough, as wcalled him, was great character and a fearless ratter but with the most gentle house manners.
Essas especies foram as mais importantes na FRP e estao entre aquelas mais frequentemente encontradas e consideradas caracteristicas de cerrado sentido restrito no Brasil Central (RATTER et al., 2003).
grandiflora, occurs exclusively in open areas of Cerrado (Magenta et al., 2010); it is subjected to typical Cerrado environmental conditions such as high solar radiation, low availability of nutrients in the soil like calcium and magnesium, and high aluminum levels, in addition to low water availability, mainly in the upper soil layers (Ratter et al., 1977).
And with the talent being so outstanding Managing Director and owner of The Holiday and Flight Centre Roseann Ratter added two last minute prizes for singer Megan Welsh, 13, from Hamilton being given a second prize of PS500 and 13-year-old Millie Gilroy from Larkhall winning third place with a voucher for PS250.