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[ram-er] /ˈræm ər/
a person or thing that rams.
Origin of rammer
First recorded in 1490-1500; ram1 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Turning the handle dumped the charge, which then had to be packed with the rammer.

  • The rammer was a wooden cylinder about the same diameter and length as the shot.

  • These may be mashed with a stout hoe or shovel, or with a block like a pavier's rammer.

    Guano Solon Robinson
  • The bottom of the rammer consisted of three ridges, each 1-in.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • She seized the rammer from the trodden grass, and hurried to the gunner's post.

  • Get out of the way quick, rammer, for the powder bags are being thrust in!

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • Overhead are suspended the Sponge, rammer, and Worm, for each gun.

    The British Navy Book

    Cyril Field
  • "We'll mow 'em down," said No. 1, the sponger and rammer, a boy of twenty.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
  • No. 1, the sponger and rammer, had been killed by a pistol-shot.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
  • Your rammer must have a collar of brass, to prevent the wood from splitting.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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