Water-rat definitions

A petty thief or ruffian who frequents waterfronts.
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Any of various semiaquatic rodents, especially Neofiber alleni of Florida and southern Georgia, that resemble the muskrat but are smaller and have a round tail.
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Any of various rodents that live on the banks of streams and ponds.
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(US) Any of various rodents from Florida and southern Georgia, especially Neofiber alleni; the muskrat.
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(Australia) The rakali, Hydromys chrysogaster.
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(informal) The European water vole, Arvicola amphibius, formerly Arvicola terrestris.
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(US, slang) A petty thief or waterfront ruffian.
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(slang) A person fond of water sports.
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(slang, Australia) A member of the water police.
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