ram

Part of speech: verb

To strike; butt; batter.

Part of speech: verb

To press closely together; stuff.

Part of speech: noun

Rammer.

Part of speech: noun

A male of the sheep.

Part of speech: noun

An instrument for driving, forcing, battering, or crushing, as a projection from the bow of a war - vessel; also, a war - vessel constructed for ramming.

Part of speech: noun

An instrument for raising water by pressure of compressed air; called also hydraulic ram.

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Usage examples "ram":

  1. Always provided that we have found the black ram. - "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
  2. Sure enough, there was the same game tried again, and the second cutter was dropped, with old Ram in command, and we left him, too, to pick up the black thrown overboard, while we raced on again, getting close enough to send shot after shot through the schooner's rigging; but she seemed to be a Flying Dutchman sort of a craft, for we never once hit a spar. - "The Black Bar", George Manville Fenn.
  3. The driving power of sixteen hundred pounds of bone and muscle is like the ram of a ship. - "Dwellers in the Hills", Melville Davisson Post.