noun Date: 15th century 1. one that rattles 2. rattlesnake

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  • Rattler — Rat tler (r[a^]t tl[ e]r), n. One who, or that which, rattles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Rattler — Rattler, Hunderasse, s. Rattenfänger …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • rattler — [rat′lər] n. 1. a person or thing that rattles ☆ 2. a rattlesnake ☆ 3. Slang a freight train …   English World dictionary

  • Rattler — Zwergpinscher Rattler (der Begriff bedeutet in etwa „Ratten Jäger“) sind kleine raubzeugscharfe Hunde. Sie werden oft im Stall gehalten, um Haus und Hof frei von Nagern wie Ratten und Mäusen zu halten. Als Rattler werden oder wurden zum Beispiel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rattler — Rattlesnake Rat tle*snake (r[a^]t t l*sn[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera {Crotalus} and {Caudisona}, or {Sistrurus}; sometimes also called {rattler}. They have a series of horny …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rattler — n 1. a surface or underground train. The word has been used in Britain and the USA (where travelling hobos referred to hopping a rattler ) since the 19th century. Until the late 1950s the London underground system was sometimes known to workmen… …   Contemporary slang

  • rattler — UK [ˈræt(ə)lə(r)] / US [ˈræt(ə)lər] noun [countable] Word forms rattler : singular rattler plural rattlers informal a rattlesnake …   English dictionary

  • rattler — [[t]ræ̱tlə(r)[/t]] rattlers N COUNT A rattler is the same as a rattlesnake. [AM, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • rattler — /ˈrætlə/ (say ratluh) noun 1. a rattlesnake. 2. Colloquial a person regarded as extremely good. 3. Colloquial a person regarded as extremely bad. 4. Colloquial a train, especially one that is old and noisy. –phrase 5. jump the rattler, Colloquial …   Australian English dictionary

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