battering ram

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bat·ter·ing ram

(băt′ər-ĭng)
n.
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.

battering ram

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (esp formerly) a large beam used to break down the walls or doors of fortifications

bat′tering ram`


n.
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.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battering ram - a ram used to break down doors of fortified buildingsbattering ram - a ram used to break down doors of fortified buildings
engine - an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.; "medieval engines of war"
ram - a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
Translations

battering ram

nRammbock m, → Sturmbock m

battering ram

[ˈbætərɪŋˌræm] nariete m