Definitions for water rat
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various aquatic rodents, as the muskrat.
Slang. a vagrant or thief who frequents a waterfront.
Origin of water rat:
water dog, water rat(noun)
a person who enjoys being in or on the water
water vole, water rat, Arvicola amphibius(noun)
common large Eurasian vole
any of various amphibious rats
any of various rodents from Florida and southern Georgia, especially Neofiber alleni; the muskrat
the Eurasian water vole
a petty thief or waterfront ruffian
a person fond of water sports
A member of the water police.
the water vole. See under Vole
the beaver rat. See under Beaver
a thief on the water; a pirate
Hydromys chrysogaster, commonly known as Rakali or Water-rat, is an Australian native rodent. The species lives in burrows on the banks of rivers, lakes and estuaries and feeds on aquatic insects, fish, crustaceans, mussels, snails, frogs, birds' eggs and water birds. Rakali have a body 231–370 millimetres in length, weigh 340–1,275 grams, and have a thick tail measuring around 242–345 millimetres. They have webbed hind legs, waterproof fur, a flattened head, a long blunt nose, many whiskers and small ears and eyes. They are black to brown in colour with an orange to white belly, and dark tail with a white tip.
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