Definition of "rathole" [rathole]

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

Use "rathole" in a sentence

  • "Earlier this year, human rights organizations charged that over 70,000 children were impressed into labor in some of the nation's most dangerous "rathole" mines."
  • "We were concerned when bush was throwing money down a rathole."
  • "In the Jaintia Hills in northeast India, according to human-rights organizations, more than 70,000 children continue to labor in dangerous rathole coal mines."

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