Definition of Ramrod in English :

Define Ramrod in English

Ramrod meaning in English

Meaning of Ramrod in English

Pronunciation of Ramrod in English

Ramrod pronunciation in English

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1. ramrod

a rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firearm

2. ramrod

a harshly demanding overseer

3. ramrod

a rod used to clean the barrel of a firearm

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of ramrod
a rod for cleaning the barrel of a rifle or other small firearms
a rod for ramming in the charge of a muzzle-loading firearm

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see synonyms of ramrod
a rod used for ramming down the charge in a gun that is loaded through the muzzle
2.  US
a person in charge, esp. one who is rigid or unyielding
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈramˌrodded or ˈramˌrodding
3.  US
to push, direct, or manage in a rigid or unyielding way
to ramrod a bill through Congress

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see synonyms of ramrod
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.

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