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ramrod

Pronunciation: /ˈræmrɑːd; ˈræmrɒd/

Translation of ramrod in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (rod) baqueta (feminine) her back was as straight as a ramrod tenía la espalda recta or erguida as stiff as a ramrod más tieso que un palo de escoba [colloquial/familiar]
    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.

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