Definition of house rat in English:

house rat

Syllabification: house rat

noun

  • another term for black rat.
    More example sentences
    • Sometimes predated nests were found with holes in the bottom part of the nest, which is typical for predation by house rats, Rattus rattus.
    • Unlike house rats, these field rats exercise a lot and have strong muscles.
    • As well as the beautiful scenery, the group had the chance to see dugongs, a cassowary and her stripy chicks, native rats - certainly larger than your average house rat - and wild pigs with their piglets.

More definitions of house rat

Definition of house rat in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw