rammer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ram +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

rammer ‎(plural rammers)

  1. A device used to ram; a ramrod.
    Now use your rammer to pack it tightly into the barrel.
    • 1853, Charles Dickens, Household Words (volume 6, page 387)
      A "mooner," fond of staring into shop windows, or watching the labourers pulling up the pavement to inspect the gas-pipes, or listening stolidly to the dull "pech" of the paviour's rammer on the flags.
    • Rudyard Kipling
      [] I put my waterproof over the muzzle of one gun, and made a sort of wigwam with two or three rammers that I found, and lay along the tail of another gun []
  2. One who rams.
    When we meet head-on the question will be which of us will be the rammer and which the rammed.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

rammer m, f

  1. indefinite plural of ramme

Verb[edit]

rammer

  1. present tense of ramme

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

rammer f

  1. indefinite plural of ramme