Part of speech: noun

A rod used to drive home the charge of a muzzle loading firearm.

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Usage examples "ramrod":

  1. This withdrawn, a wad is placed on the end of the ramrod. - "In the Track of the Troops", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. With barely time to spike the gun with a ramrod, the three officers and the dozen artillerymen withdrew and left the enemy in possession. - "Brock Centenary 1812-1912", Various.
  3. He was dressed as Steve had always seen him, in black corduroy breeches, high black boots, broad black hat- a man standing upward of six feet, carrying himself as straight as a ramrod, his chest as powerful as a blacksmith's bellows, the calf of his leg as thick as many a man's thigh; big, hard hands, the fingers twisted by toil; the face weatherbeaten like an old sea captain's, with eyes like the frozen blue of a clear winter sky. - "Man to Man", Jackson Gregory.