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

  • noun 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.
  • noun Slang A petty thief or ruffian who frequents waterfronts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of several different rodents, of aquatic habits, belonging to the family Muridæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • The water vole. See under vole.
  • The muskrat.
  • The beaver rat. See under beaver.
  • A thief on the water; a pirate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US Any of various rodents from Florida and southern Georgia, especially Neofiber alleni; the muskrat.
  • noun informal The Eurasian water vole, Arvicola amphibius (or Arvicola terrestris).
  • noun US, slang A petty thief or waterfront ruffian.
  • noun slang A person fond of water sports.
  • noun Australia A member of the water police.

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

  • noun any of various amphibious rats
  • noun a person who enjoys being in or on the water
  • noun common large Eurasian vole

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