ramrod straight

Definition of ramrod straight

:in a very straight and stiff way used especially to describe the way someone stands or sits
  • He sat in the saddle, ramrod straight.

Word by Word Definitions

ramrod play
  1. : a rod for ramming home the charge in a muzzle-loading firearm

  2. : a cleaning rod for small arms

  3. : boss, overseer

  1. : marked by rigidity, severity, or stiffness

  1. : to force with a ramrod

  2. : to direct, supervise, and control

  1. : in a fully upright position : rigidly

straight play
  1. : free from curves, bends, angles, or irregularities

  2. : generated by a point moving continuously in the same direction and expressed by a linear equation

  3. : lying along or holding to a direct or proper course or method

  1. : in a straight manner

  1. : straighten

  1. : something that is straight: such as

  2. : a straight line or arrangement

  3. : straightaway


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