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battering ram

noun

: 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
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First Known Use of BATTERING RAM

1593
BATTERING RAM Defined for Kids

battering ram

noun bat·ter·ing ram \ˈba-tə-riŋ-\

Definition of BATTERING RAM for Kids

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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