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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firearm; A rod used to clean the barrel of a firearm; A harshly demanding overseer.

Usage examples (31)
  • A steel ramrod from a musket is a wild whipping thing, and Phil is right -- it kicks like a bronco.
  • Without the ramrod, which is now missing, it weighs only 5 lbs.
  • From this the parts descend gradually to a little wire called the ramrod-spring-wire, the value of which is only one mill.
  • UNISSUED and literally unfired, with a wood and brass "ramrod" below barrel. for more
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