Battering-ram

  • 1 Battering Ram — Студийный альбом Iron Savio …

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  • 2 battering ram — battering rams also battering ram N COUNT A battering ram is a long heavy piece of wood that is used to knock down the locked doors of buildings. The battering ram was smashing through the oak door …

    English dictionary

  • 3 battering ram — n. 1. an ancient military machine having a heavy wooden beam, sometimes with an iron ram s head at its end, for battering down gates, walls, doors, etc. 2. any bar, log, etc. used like this to force entrance …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Battering-ram — Bat ter*ing ram , n. 1. (Mil.) An engine used in ancient times to beat down the walls of besieged places. [1913 Webster] Note: It was a large beam, with a head of iron, which was sometimes made to resemble the head of a ram. It was suspended by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 battering ram — ► NOUN ▪ a heavy object swung or rammed against a door to break it down. ORIGIN the object was originally in the form of a heavy beam with a carved ram s head at the end …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 battering ram — index cudgel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 battering ram — battering .ram n a long heavy piece of wood used in wars in the past to break through walls or doors …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 battering ram — battering ,ram noun count a large heavy wooden or metal post used for breaking through gates and doors …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 Battering ram — A battering ram is a siege engine originating in ancient times to break open fortification walls or doors.In its simplest form, a battering ram is just a large, heavy log carried by several people and propelled with force against an obstacle; the …

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  • 10 battering ram — noun a ram used to break down doors of fortified buildings (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑ram, ↑engine * * * noun, pl ⋯ rams [count] : a large and heavy piece of wood or other material that is used to hit and break through walls and doors * * *… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 battering ram — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms battering ram : singular battering ram plural battering rams a large heavy wooden or metal post used for breaking through gates and doors …

    English dictionary

  • 12 battering-ram — see battering ram …

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  • 13 battering ram — 1. an ancient military device with a heavy horizontal ram for battering down walls, gates, etc. 2. any of various similar devices, usually machine powered, used in demolition, by police and firefighters to force entrance to a building, etc. [1605 …

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  • 14 battering ram — bat′tering ram n. 1) mil an ancient military device with a heavy horizontal ram for battering down walls, gates, etc 2) cvb any similar devices used in demolition, to force entrance to a building, etc • Etymology: 1605–15 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 battering ram — noun a) (also ram) A heavy object used by some peoples in history for battering down walls and gates before gunpowder was known to them. b) This object borne as a charge in a coat of arms …

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  • 16 battering ram — /ˈbætərɪŋ ræm/ (say batuhring ram) noun an ancient military machine with a heavy horizontal beam for battering down walls, etc …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 battering-ram — battˈering ram noun A large beam used for battering down walls • • • Main Entry: ↑batter …

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  • 18 Battering-ram —    (Ezek. 4:2; 21:22), a military engine, consisting of a long beam of wood hung upon a frame, for making breaches in walls. The end of it which was brought against the wall was shaped like a ram s head …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 19 battering ram — bat·ter·ing ram || bætÉ™rɪŋ large hard tool used to beat in a locked door or wall …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 battering ram — noun a heavy object swung or rammed against a door to break it down. ↘historical a heavy beam, originally with an end in the form of a carved ram s head, used in breaching fortifications …

    English new terms dictionary