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ram

 (răm)
n.
1. A male sheep.
2. Any of several devices used to drive, batter, or crush by forceful impact, especially:
a. A battering ram.
b. The weight that drops in a pile driver or steam hammer.
c. The plunger or piston of a force pump or hydraulic press.
3. A hydraulic ram.
4.
a. A projection on the prow of a warship, used to batter or cut into enemy vessels.
b. A ship having such a projection.
5. Ram See Aries.
tr.v. rammed, ram·ming, rams
1. To strike or drive against with a heavy impact; butt: rammed the door with a sledgehammer until it broke open.
2. To force or press into place.
3. To cram; stuff: rammed the clothes into the suitcase.
4. To force passage or acceptance of: rammed the project through the city council despite local opposition.

[Middle English, from Old English ramm.]

ram′mer n.

RAM

(răm)
n. Computers
Digital memory hardware in which information can be accessed in any order with equal speed.

[r(andom-)a(ccess) m(emory).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rammer - a tool for driving something with forcerammer - a tool for driving something with force
ram - a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
Translations

rammer

[ˈræməʳ] N (for roadmaking) → pisón m; (for rifle) → baqueta f

rammer

nRamme f
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They had the gun, by this time, slewed round upon the swivel, and Hands, who was at the muzzle with the rammer, was in consequence the most exposed.
As the excellent old gentleman's nails are long and leaden, and his hands lean and veinous, and his eyes green and watery; and, over and above this, as he continues, while he claws, to slide down in his chair and to collapse into a shapeless bundle, he becomes such a ghastly spectacle, even in the accustomed eyes of Judy, that that young virgin pounces at him with something more than the ardour of affection and so shakes him up and pats and pokes him in divers parts of his body, but particularly in that part which the science of self-defence would call his wind, that in his grievous distress he utters enforced sounds like a paviour's rammer.
Very little ramming was essayed after the first tragic downfall of rammer and rammed, and what ever attempts at boarding were made were invisible to Bert.
Models of cannon, bronze castings, sights covered with dents, plates battered by the shots of the Gun Club, assortments of rammers and sponges, chaplets of shells, wreaths of projectiles, garlands of howitzers-- in short, all the apparatus of the artillerist, enchanted the eye by this wonderful arrangement and induced a kind of belief that their real purpose was ornamental rather than deadly.
As I did not want to plowter about any more in the drizzle and the dark, I put my waterproof over the muzzle of one gun, and made a sort of wigwam with two or three rammers that I found, and lay along the tail of another gun, wondering where Vixen had got to, and where I might be.
Tenders are invited for for Execution of work to Ancient mound called Pujakhola at Pachim Pilak, Tripura, Archaeological Survey of India, Aizawl Circle, Mizoram Ranh work in rough excavation, hanking excavated earth in layer not exceeding 20 mm in depth, breaking clods, watering, ramming with wooden or steel rammer and dressing up for the retiming wall and tilling up ground depressions, lead up to 50 m and lift up to 1,5 m.
LTL utilized a 24-inch diameter Grundoram Taurus pneumatic pipe rammer from trenchless equipment manufacturer TT Technologies, Aurora, IL.
A significant product group for Sandvik in the Middle East is its Rammer range of breakers and crushers - developed over the past 35 years in conjunction with its customers around the world.
TT Technologies offers a pipe rammer and bentonite system package for oil and gas pipeline installation projects.
One blustery Saturday afternoon, I decide to drive to Pacific Beach, Washington, to meet Alan Rammer, a semiretired marine educator and serious beachcomber whose nickname is Agate Eyes.
The powder charge is placed in the cylinder chamber, a wad is placed over the powder if desired, and an oversized round ball is seated using the built in rammer under the sixgun barrel.
The captive rammer operated on swivels held in place by a spring to prevent the rammer from flying out of place--an important feature to mounted units.