Definition of rat :
1. A round and tapering mass of hair, or similar material, used by women to support the puffs and rolls of their natural hair.
2. In English politics, to desert one's party from interested motives; to forsake one's associates for one's own advantage; in the trades, to work for less wages, or on other conditions, than those established by a trades union.
3. One of several species of small rodents of the genus Mus and allied genera, larger than mice, that infest houses, stores, and ships, especially the Norway, or brown, rat ( M. decumanus), the black rat ( M. rattus), and the roof rat ( M. Alexandrinus). These were introduced into America from the Old World.
4. One who deserts his party or associates; hence, in the trades, one who works for lower wages than those prescribed by a trades union.
5. To catch or kill rats.
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- I have held you here to be taken like a rat in a trap! - "Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter", Lawrence L. Lynch.
- One of these is Trader the Wood Rat, in some parts of the Far West called the Pack Rat. - "The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children", Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo).
- " No," she said in a deep voice, and fighting like a rat in a corner. - "The Green Mummy", Fergus Hume.