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rattler

[ rat-ler ]
/ ˈræt lər /
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noun
a rattlesnake.
a person or thing that rattles.
Informal. a fast freight train.
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Origin of rattler

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at rattle1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for rattler

rattler
/ (ˈrætlə) /

noun
something that rattles
mainly US and Canadian an informal name for rattlesnake
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