- IPA: /ˈɹæmɹɒd/
ramrod (plural ramrods)
- (firearms) Device used with muzzleloaders to push the projectile up against the propellant.
- Synonyms: gunstick
- Ranch or trail foreman, usually the first or second person in charge. The person responsible for getting the work done.
- (military) A World War II code name for short range fighter and bomber attacks to destroy ground targets, similar to circus attacks.
, [https://web.archive.org/web/20090302125542/http://rafweb.org/Sqn450-467.htm RAF Web - Air of Authority]
- ... the squadron (No. 452) moved to Kenley in July 1941 and took part in the usual round of Circus, Rhubarb and Ramrod missions.
- (slang) The penis.
, Opposite Sex (page 78)
- Half a second after that, she had him totally pinned while he thrust at her crotch with his ramrod, going thud thud thud like a blind dog in a maze. Hitting everything but the entrance she craved.
- French: baguette
- German: Ladestock, Ladstecke, Ladstecken, Ladstab
- Italian: bacchetta
- Russian: шо́мпол
- Spanish: baqueta
ramrod (ramrods, present participle ramrodding; past and past participle ramrodded)
- (transitive) To force.
- That new project manager is just the one to ramrod this through to completion.