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Definition of "ram" []

  • A male sheep. (noun)
  • Any of several devices used to drive, batter, or crush by forceful impact, especially: (noun)
  • A battering ram. (noun)
  • The weight that drops in a pile driver or steam hammer. (noun)
  • The plunger or piston of a force pump or hydraulic press. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ram" in a sentence
  • "I bet FOX "news" and See Nearly Nothing don't use the phrase "ram it down our throats" to describe this measure."
  • "The sight of a Dall sheep ram is enough to haunt a hunter: It conjures visions of the long, grueling stalks ahead of you."
  • "The ram is generally a conventional double acting cylinder for positioning purposes."