battering-ram definition

  • noun:
    • An engine used in old times to conquer down the wall space of besieged places.
    • A blacksmith's hammer, suspended, and worked horizontally.
    • an old army engine comprising a big beam shod with metal, occasionally with a head notably resembling the pinnacle of a ram (whence title), regularly batter or defeat down the defenses of besieged places.
    • huge blacksmiths' hammer, suspended, and worked horizontally.
    • a young child's online game which all the players except two form a circle, one of the latter becoming in together with other outside. The one inside circle endeavors to split through, the player outside helping him. Should he become successful, that player when you look at the group who is responsible for their escape takes his place.
    • a ram familiar with break up doorways of fortified structures

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