• IPA: /ˈɹæmɹɒd/

ramrod (plural ramrods)

  1. (firearms) Device used with muzzleloaders to push the projectile up against the propellant.
    Synonyms: gunstick
  2. Ranch or trail foreman, usually the first or second person in charge. The person responsible for getting the work done.
  3. (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.
  4. (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)

  1. (transitive) To force.
    That new project manager is just the one to ramrod this through to completion.

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