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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

First Known Use of BATTERING RAM

1593

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