noun, (used with a plural verb)
a group of islands in SW Alaska, in the W Aleutian Islands.
[rat-ahyt] /ˈræt aɪt/ adjective 1. having a flat, unkeeled sternum, as an ostrich, cassowary, emu, or moa. noun 2. a bird having a ratite breastbone. /ˈrætaɪt/ adjective 1. (of flightless birds) having a breastbone that lacks a keel for the attachment of flight muscles 2. of or denoting the flightless birds, formerly classified as a […]
[rat-kang-guh-roo] /ˈrætˌkæŋ gəˌru/ noun, plural rat-kangaroos. 1. any of several rabbit-sized, ratlike Australian kangaroos of the subfamily Potoroinae.
[rat] /ræt/ noun 1. any of several long-tailed rodents of the family Muridae, of the genus Rattus and related genera, distinguished from the mouse by being larger. 2. any of various similar or related animals. 3. Slang. a scoundrel. 4. Slang. 5. Slang. a person who frequents a specified place: a mall rat; gym rats. […]
[rat-lin] /ˈræt lɪn/ noun, Nautical. 1. any of the small ropes or lines that traverse the shrouds horizontally and serve as steps for going aloft. 2. Also, ratline stuff. three-stranded, right-laid, tarred hemp stuff of from 6 to 24 threads, used for ratlines, lashings, etc. /ˈrætlɪn/ noun 1. (nautical) any of a series of light […]