wharf rat

Definitions of wharf rat
  1. noun
    brown rat that infests wharves
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    type of:
    Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus, brown rat
    common domestic rat; serious pest worldwide
  2. noun
    someone who lives near wharves and lives by pilfering from ships or warehouses
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    type of:
    pilferer, sneak thief, snitcher
    a thief who steals without using violence
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