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ram·rod

 (răm′rŏd′)
n.
1. A rod used to force the charge into a muzzleloading firearm.
2. A rod used to clean the barrel of a firearm.
3. A harshly demanding overseer; a disciplinarian.
tr.v. ram·rod·ded, ram·rod·ding, ram·rods
1. To exert strict control over; supervise closely.
2. To force passage or acceptance of: ramrodded the bill through Congress.

ramrod

(ˈræmˌrɒd)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a rod for cleaning the barrel of a rifle or other small firearms
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a rod for ramming in the charge of a muzzle-loading firearm

ram•rod

(ˈræmˌrɒd)

n., v. -rod•ded, -rod•ding. n.
1. a rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzleloading firearm.
2. a cleaning rod for the barrel of a firearm.
3. a rigid, strict disciplinarian.
4. a boss.
v.t.
5. to accomplish by force.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ramrod - a rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firearm
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood
2.ramrod - a harshly demanding overseer
overseer, superintendent - a person who directs and manages an organization
3.ramrod - a rod used to clean the barrel of a firearm
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood
Translations

ramrod

[ˈræmrɒd] Nbaqueta f

ramrod

nLadestock m; he’s sitting there as stiff or straight as a ramroder sitzt da, als hätte er einen Besenstiel verschluckt
adjstocksteif; he is tall and thin, with a ramrod postureer ist groß und dünn, mit einer Haltung wie ein Ladestock
advstocksteif; ramrod straightstocksteif, gerade or aufrecht wie ein Ladestock
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Lloyd George of Danville, now the point man for pigs as well as poultry in the House, is ramrodding a budget that provides for $30,000 in general revenues, $40,000 from the federal government, and $30,000 from a new $1-a-head fee farmers pay for every breeding swine past its prime they take to market.