Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rattling or clattering sound.
  • noun A movement that produces such a sound.
  • intransitive verb To make a rattling or clattering sound, especially by rushing or scampering.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a loud rumbling or rattling noise; thunder.
  • To move rapidly with a clattering noise.
  • noun A clattering noise like that made by the feet of horses moving rapidly.
  • noun Rapid motion; a short rapid race.
  • noun A violent attack.

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  • verb To rattle; to make a scampering noise

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a rattling sound

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative .]

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Apparently imitative, probably under influence of break + rattle.

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