1. [ noun ] someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
Synonyms: scavenger magpie
Related terms: hoarder salvage
2. [ noun ] (zoology) any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects
Synonyms: trade_rat bushytail_woodrat Neotoma_cinerea packrat
Related terms: wood_rat dusky-footed_woodrat Neotoma
Similar spelling:   packrat