Ram

Noun

  • A warship intended to sink other ships by ramming them.
  • A battering ram; a heavy object used for breaking through doors.
  • A weight which strikes a blow, in a ramming device such as a pile driver, a steam hammer, a stamp mill.
  • A male sheep.
  • A piston powered by hydraulic pressure.

Verb

  • (transitive) To intentionally collide with (a ship) with the intention of damaging or sinking it.
  • (transitive) To fill or compact by pounding or driving.

    "Rammed earth walls"

  • (transitive) To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.

    "After placing the cartridge in the musket, ram it down securely with the ramrod."

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