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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter rat`(n.)

  1. any of various aquatic rodents, as the muskrat.

    Category: Mammals

  2. Slang. a vagrant or thief who frequents a waterfront.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. water dog, water rat(noun)

    a person who enjoys being in or on the water

  2. water vole, water rat, Arvicola amphibius(noun)

    common large Eurasian vole

  3. water rat(noun)

    any of various amphibious rats


  1. water rat(Noun)

    any of various rodents from Florida and southern Georgia, especially Neofiber alleni; the muskrat

  2. water rat(Noun)

    the Eurasian water vole

  3. water rat(Noun)

    a petty thief or waterfront ruffian

  4. water rat(Noun)

    a person fond of water sports

  5. water rat(Noun)

    A member of the water police.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water rat

    the water vole. See under Vole

  2. Water rat

    the muskrat

  3. Water rat

    the beaver rat. See under Beaver

  4. Water rat

    a thief on the water; a pirate


  1. Rakali

    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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