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[ram-er] /ˈræm ər/
a person or thing that rams.
Origin of rammer
1490-1500; ram1 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The earth is first beaten down with a V-shaped rammer, and then surfaced with one with a flat bottom.

  • Turning the handle dumped the charge, which then had to be packed with the rammer.

  • Suddenly all went black before him—the rammer dropped from his nerveless hand, and he fell beside his gun.

    Ten American Girls From History Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  • The rammer was a wooden cylinder about the same diameter and length as the shot.

  • At this moment, a small splinter struck my hand, as I withdrew the rammer, and almost divided my forefinger and thumb.

  • These may be mashed with a stout hoe or shovel, or with a block like a pavier's rammer.

    Guano Solon Robinson
  • No. 1, the sponger and rammer, had been killed by a pistol-shot.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
  • The bottom of the rammer consisted of three ridges, each 1-in.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • The man with the rammer dropped to the earth and the rammer fell beside him.

    The Texan Scouts Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Overhead are suspended the Sponge, rammer, and Worm, for each gun.

    The British Navy Book Cyril Field
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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