ratten

Ratten

Rat"ten\, v. t. [Prov. E. ratten a rat, hence the verb literally means, to do mischief like a rat.] To deprive feloniously of the tools used in one's employment (as by breaking or stealing them), for the purpose of annoying; as, to ratten a mechanic who works during a strike. [Trades-union Cant] --J. McCarthy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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