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one of a (specified) rate, or class: used in hyphenated compounds: second-rater
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- One that rates, especially one that establishes a rating.
- One having an indicated rank or rating. Often used in combination: a third-rater; a first-rater.