(defs 3, 4).
(slang, mainly US & Canadian) a contemptible or undesirable person
[rat-fish] /ˈrætˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) ratfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ratfishes. 1. a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California, having a ratlike tail. /ˈrætˌfɪʃ/ noun (pl) -fish, -fishes 1. another name for rabbitfish (sense 1) 2. a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the North […]
language An enhancement to the RATFOR programming language, developed by Bill Wood while at the Institute for Cancer Research (Philadelphia PA, now the Fox Chase Cancer Center) in 1980-1981. RATFIV was released on several DECUS (Digital Equipment Corporation User’s Group) tapes for VAX/VMS. Among its enhancements were: optional Fortan 77 output, an enhanced Format statement […]
noun 1. a disk of sheet metal fitted around a hawser to prevent rats from boarding a vessel moored at a dock.