ramrod: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ram'rod"), [key]
— n., v., -rod•ded, -rod•ding.
- a rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzleloading firearm.
- a cleaning rod for the barrel of a firearm.
- a strict disciplinarian; martinet.
- to exert discipline and authority on.
- to strike or injure with or as if with a ramrod.
- to accomplish or put into action by force, intimidation, etc.: to ramrod a bill through Congress.
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