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.


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