Rathole

Noun

  • An entrance to a living area or passageway used by mice or rats.
  • An area of a silo that has undergone ratholing, so that material moves mostly through the centre and accumulates around the edges.
  • A particularly squalid human residence.
  • A living area used by mice or rats.

Verb

  • (intransitive) (of material) to empty only in the center of a hopper or silo, persisting circumferentially.
  • (transitive) to surreptitiously or prematurely remove chips during a poker game.
  • (transitive) to take a conversation off topic, especially in technical meetings.
  • (transitive) to hoard.

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