What does the word ram mean?

Usage examples for ram

  1. 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 by George Manville Fenn
  2. The driving power of sixteen hundred pounds of bone and muscle is like the ram of a ship. – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post