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rammer

[ram-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that rams.

Origin of rammer

First recorded in 1490–1500; ram1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for rammer

Historical Examples

  • Turning the handle dumped the charge, which then had to be packed with the rammer.

    Artillery Through the Ages

    Albert Manucy

  • 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.


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