battering ram

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EtymologyEdit

The heads of some battering rams were carved in the shape of a ram, an animal renowned for butting with its head.

NounEdit

battering ram (plural battering rams)

  1. (historical) A heavy object used for battering down walls and gates before gunpowder was known.

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ReferencesEdit

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]

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