2 definitions found From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Battering-ram \Bat"ter*ing-ram`\, n. 1. (Mil.) An engine used in ancient times to beat down the walls of besieged places. [1913 Webster] Note: It was a large beam, with a head of iron, which was sometimes made to resemble the head of a ram. It was suspended by ropes to a beam supported by posts, and so balanced as to swing backward and forward, and was impelled by men against the wall. --Grose. [1913 Webster] 2. A blacksmith's hammer, suspended, and worked horizontally. [1913 Webster] From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]: Battering-ram (Ezek. 4:2; 21:22), a military engine, consisting of a long beam of wood hung upon a frame, for making breaches in walls. The end of it which was brought against the wall was shaped like a ram's head.
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