Definition of Cat and rat

1. Noun. A game for children in which the players form a circle and join hands; they raise their hands to let a player inside the circle or lower their hands to bar a second player who is chasing the first.

Exact synonyms: Cat And Mouse
Generic synonyms: Child's Game

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cat And Rat

cat-bite fever
cat-scratch disease
cat-scratch fever
cat and dog life
cat and mouse
cat and rat (current term)
cat bear
cat box
cat boxes
cat burglar
cat burglars
cat chow
cat cracker
cat diseases
cat distemper virus
cat fancier
cat flap
cat flaps
cat flea

Literary usage of Cat and rat

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1. One Hundred and Fifty Gymnastic Games by Ethel Perrin, Boston Normal School of Gymnastics (1902)
"*cat and rat. Grade: Primary, Grammar. No. of Players: 10 to 30. One player is chosen to be the cat and one to be the rat. The other players join hands and ..."

2. Games & Dances: A Selected Collection of Games, Song-games and Dances by William Albin Stecher (1912)
"(Cat and Rat.) The players stand in a circle facing inward, grasping hands. The teacher chooses one child as the cat, who stands outside, and another child ..."

3. Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft (1909)
"cat and rat Playground; gymnasium; parlor. One player is chosen for cat and one for rat. ... The game opens with a conversation between the cat and rat. ..."

4. Vinton's Poems: Translations, Miscellaneous, Sacred and Humorous by Jonathan Dwight Vinton (1886)
"THE cat and rat. A FABLE. A rat by hunger sorely pressed. To seek provision thought it best, Ere want complete should come to rule An ..."

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