Definitions for ramrodˈræmˌrɒd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ram•rodˈræmˌrɒd(n.; v.)-rod•ded, -rod•ding.

  1. (n.)a rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzleloading firearm.

  2. a cleaning rod for the barrel of a firearm.

  3. a rigid, strict disciplinarian.

  4. a boss.

  5. (v.t.)to accomplish by force.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ramrod(noun)

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

  2. ramrod(noun)

    a harshly demanding overseer

  3. ramrod(noun)

    a rod used to clean the barrel of a firearm


  1. ramrod(Noun)

    Device used with early firearms to push the projectile up against the propellant.

  2. ramrod(Noun)

    Ranch or trail foreman, usually the first or second person in charge. The person responsible for getting the work done.

  3. ramrod(Noun)

    A World War II code name for short range fighter and bomber attacks to destroy ground targets, similar to circus attacks.

  4. ramrod(Verb)

    To force.

    That new project manager is just the one to ramrod this through to completion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramrod(noun)

    the rod used in ramming home the charge in a muzzle-loading firearm


  1. Ramrod

    Ramrod is a 1947 Western film directed by André De Toth. This cowboy drama from Hungarian director De Toth was the first of several films based on the stories of Western author Luke Short. De Toth's first Western is often compared to films noir movies released around the same time. The film stars Veronica Lake who was married to director De Toth from 1944 to 1952.

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