Definition of rattening in English:

rattening

noun

historical
  • The action or practice of taking away tools, sabotaging machinery, etc., especially to enforce compliance with trade union rules; an instance of this.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Leeds Mercury. From ratten + -ing.

Pronunciation

rattening

/ˈrat(ə)nɪŋ//ˈratnɪŋ/