[rat-kang-guh-roo] /ˈrætˌkæŋ gəˌru/
noun, plural rat-kangaroos.
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 […]
[rey-toh] /ˈreɪ toʊ/ noun, Rocketry. 1. rocket-assisted takeoff. /ˈreɪtəʊ/ noun acronym 1. rocket-assisted takeoff rocket-assisted takeoff
- Rat on someone
verb phrase To inform on someone; give evidence against someone; squeal: No power on earth can keep her from ratting on you (1932+)