battering ram(redirected from Battering rams)
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1. A very heavy metal bar used by firefighters and law enforcement officers to break down walls and doors.
2. A heavy beam used in ancient and medieval warfare to batter down the walls and gates of a place under siege.
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (esp formerly) a large beam used to break down the walls or doors of fortifications
1. an ancient military device with a heavy horizontal ram for battering down walls, gates, etc.
2. any similar devices used in demolition, to force entrance to a building, etc.