verb (used with object), ram·rod·ded, ram·rod·ding.
- ramsay hunt's syndrome,
- ramsay, allan,
- ramsay, sir william,
- ramsden eyepiece
Origin of ramrod
Examples from the Web for ramrod
Firkin hoops, or hickory withs, about as large as the ramrod of a rifle, will answer the purpose very well.Croquet|Anonymous
Besides the ramrod belonging to the gun, the Indians always carry another long ramrod in their hands, which they generally use.
He straightened his thin, lean figure until he stood as stiff as a ramrod.Before the Dawn|Joseph Alexander Altsheler
I put on a cap and fired at a man only a few feet away with my ramrod still in my gun.Personal Recollections of the Civil War|James Madison Stone
That involves four or five men, lifting a kind of ramrod with a square hammer-end, from the rack, and lugging it to the cooler.Steel|Charles Rumford Walker
1757, literally "a rod used in ramming" (the charge of a gun), from ram (v.) + rod. Used figuratively for straightness or stiffness from 1939, also figuratively for formality, primness (ramroddy is in Century Dictionary, 1902). The verb is 1948, from the noun. Related: Ramrodded; ramrodding.