Brattle definition

brătl
A rattling or clattering sound.
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A movement that produces such a sound.
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To make a rattling or clattering sound, especially by rushing or scampering.
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(scot.) Rattle or clatter.
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To rattle; to make a scampering noise.

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Origin of brattle

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Apparently imitative, probably under influence of break + rattle.

    From Wiktionary