rattler







rattler


noun

  1. a rattlesnake.
  2. a person or thing that rattles.
  3. Informal. a fast freight train.

noun

  1. something that rattles
  2. mainly US and Canadian an informal name for rattlesnake
n.

mid-15c., “one who talks overmuch,” agent noun from rattle (v.). From c.1300 as a surname. As short for rattlesnake, 1827.

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