- 1A rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzleloading firearm.More example sentences
- Raven now withdrew a metal ramrod that was set beneath the metal tube, and stared at it.
- We both rammed the ball down at the same time, throwing the ramrod over our shoulders carelessly.
- Another plus on the side of safety is the length of the ramrod, which matches the distance from base of breech to muzzle.
- 1.1Used in similes and metaphors to describe someone’s erect or rigid posture: he held himself ramrod straightMore example sentences
- Every time he appeared on screen, with his ramrod straight posture and gaze of steel, my friends and I would burst out laughing.
- On Mondays her hair is crumpled and unbrushed, she is slumped in her seat (unlike her usual ramrod posture), and she looks paler than a corpse in a coffin.
- With his ramrod posture and off-the-cuff New York delivery, Dean did not meet that need.
verb (ramrods, ramrodding, ramrodded)[with object] (ramrod something through) chiefly North American Back to top
- Force a proposed measure to be accepted or completed quickly: they ramrodded through legislation voiding the court injunctionsMore example sentences
- While the vote shows that the pan-blue camp will no longer be able to ramrod its proposals through the legislature, the pan-green camp will still have to battle to get its legislative platform enacted.
- I am dismayed that once again a condo project has been ramrodded through without any democratic consultation.
- They resisted the efforts of the Berskshire Sports & Entertainment group (BS&E) formed to ramrod the stadium through.
More definitions of ramrodDefinition of ramrod in:
- The British & World English dictionary