Definition of ratter in English:



  • A dog or other animal that is used for hunting rats.

    ‘Long-tailed weasels are good mousers and ratters, so farmers do not mind having weasels around their farms because they eliminate these pests.’
    • ‘You should keep in mind the Carin was bred to be a ratter.’
    • ‘Its original purpose was as a ratter, working very hard to to remove rodents from places such as kitchens and stables.’
    • ‘But when given a chance the Airedale can still be an expert ratter and can also be trained to the gun.’
    • ‘But young Pickles turned out to be an excellent ratter and was a favourite amongst our neighbours.’



/ˈradər/ /ˈrædər/