Definition of Third-rater
1. Noun. One who is third-rate or distinctly inferior.
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Literary usage of Third-rater
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fire Insurance Inspection & Underwriting by Charles Carroll Dominge, W. O. Lincoln (1920)
"The *~st grade usually has first selection of importations; the e<:ond-raters, the second choice, and the third-rater takes *~>at is left and usually pays ..."
2. Fire Insurance Inspection & Underwriting by Charles Carroll Dominge, W. O. Lincoln (1918)
"The first grade usually has first selection of importations; the second-raters, the second choice, and the third-rater takes what is left and usually pays ..."
3. A Merry Banker in the Far East (and South America) by Walter H. Young (1916)
"The fat was fairly in the fire when it was hinted that the lady, whom the guests had not seen, was probably only a third-rater. The host, losing all control ..."
4. A Military and Naval Dictionary by John Philip Wisser, henry Colford Gauss (1905)
"A first rater is an armored ship above 8000 tons, a second rater an armored ship above 4000 tons, a third rater, small armored ships, protected and ..."
5. The New Sporting Magazine (1833)
"The Two-year old Stakes were severally won by Minima (a third-rater) and Revenge, who we strongly suspect to be an impostor. Young Rapid, who ran second to ..."
6. Sporting Magazine (1831)
"... says he never beat a good third-rater—whether he considers Laurel, Bessy Bedlam, and Nonplus only good third- raters ? — Having thus endeavored to help ..."
7. Battles of the Nineteenth Century by Archibald Forbes, George Alfred Henty, Arthur Griffiths (1896)
"... a third-rater of six and Sweden, with perhaps other Powers, ;d at the muster. Altogether it was an lied display of armed strength to be collo witness ..."