Definition of rattle-bag in English:

rattle-bag

noun

  • 1A rattle consisting of a bag containing pellets or other small objects, especially (in later use) one used to attract deer when hunting, etc.

  • 2British. An assortment; a miscellany; = "ragbag".

adjective

  • Of a vehicle: rattly, rickety.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Arthur Golding (d. 1606), translator. From rattle + bag.

Pronunciation

rattle-bag

/ˈratlbaɡ/