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 for Students
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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