battering ram


: a large and heavy piece of wood or other material that is used to hit and break through walls and doors

Full Definition of BATTERING RAM

:  a military siege engine consisting of a large wooden beam with a head of iron used in ancient times to beat down the walls of a besieged place
:  a heavy metal bar with handles used (as by firefighters) to batter down doors and walls

First Known Use of BATTERING RAM



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