Definition of rattler in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈratlə/


1A thing that rattles, especially an old or rickety vehicle.
Example sentences
  • While brass bands welcomed the Hawks on to the ground, train drivers guiding their red rattlers past the railway wing would toot their horns in accompaniment.
  • The Scotrail rattler was full of malodorous delegates and there was no First Class and no dining car.
  • She headed out the door, past the rattler, and up the driveway to lunch with her brother.
2North American informal A rattlesnake.
Example sentences
  • I've eaten rattlers, cottonmouths, copperheads - they all taste the same.
  • Most preposterous is the concept of rapid introgression of Mojave toxin genes from Mojave rattlers into timber rattlers.
  • And look close before plopping down during the day; a rattler's diamondback coloration is grand camouflage.

Words that rhyme with rattler

battler, prattler, tattler

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: rat|tler

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