Definition of rat snake in English:

rat snake

noun

  • A harmless constricting snake that feeds on rats and other small mammals.

    racer
    and → racer
    • ‘At the end of the demonstration, the handler comes out of the cage with a rat snake in hand.’
    • ‘A climbing snake, such as a rat snake, will hold itself on a stick.’
    • ‘Both instances of predation by black rat snakes were correctly classified as snakes.’
    • ‘Only last week a boa constrictor and rat snake were found on a golf course near Accrington.’
    • ‘I recall having taken a huge rat snake home with me when I was six.’