Simple Definition of 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
1 : 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
2 : a heavy metal bar with handles used (as by firefighters) to batter down doors and walls
First Known Use of battering ram
BATTERING RAM Defined for Kids
Definition of battering ram
1 : an ancient military machine that consisted of a heavy beam with an iron tip swung back and forth in order to batter down walls
2 : a heavy metal bar with handles used (as by firefighters) to break down doors or walls
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