Rathole Definition

rathōl
rat hole
noun
A hole made or used by a rat.
Webster's New World
Any place characterized by squalor.
Webster's New World
Anything thought of as a thorough waste of money or resources.
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A particularly squalid human residence.

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An area of a silo that has undergone ratholing, so that material moves mostly through the centre and accumulates around the edges.

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verb

To hoard.

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To take a conversation off topic, especially in technical meetings.
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To surreptitiously or prematurely remove chips during a poker game.

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(intransitive) (of material) To empty only in the center of a hopper or silo, persisting circumferentially.

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Other Word Forms of Rathole

Noun

Singular:
rathole
Plural:
ratholes

Origin of Rathole

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