rat-a-tat

[ rat-uh-tat or rat-uh-tat-tat ]SEE DEFINITION OF rat-a-tat

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A little while after they heard a rat-a-tat at the garden door.

Then they heard a rat-a-tat, and the voice of their mother calling: 'Here!

It was probably that, with some of the shells in the rack, that made all that rat-a-tat.

The other guns quickly took up the rat-a-tat; the range was sent to the other five guns.

Rat-a-tat, rat′-a-tat′, n. sound of repeated knocks, as of a drumstick.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, echoic, originally of a cooper hammering tubs.

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