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a. Any of various semiaquatic rodents, especially Neofiber alleni of Florida and southern Georgia, that resemble the muskrat but are smaller and have a round tail.
b. See muskrat.
2. Slang A petty thief or ruffian who frequents waterfronts.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Animals) any of several small amphibious rodents, esp the water vole or the muskrat
2. (Animals) any of various amphibious rats of the subfamily Hydromyinae, of New Guinea, the Philippines, and Australia
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) informal a person who is very fond of water sports
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. any of various aquatic rodents, as the muskrat.
2. Slang. a vagrant or thief who frequents a waterfront.
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|Noun||1.||water rat - a person who enjoys being in or on the water|
|2.||water rat - common large Eurasian vole |
field mouse, vole - any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
|3.||water rat - any of various amphibious rats|
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
beaver rat - amphibious rat of Australia and New Guinea
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