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ram•rod



Pronunciation: (ram'rod"), [key]
n., v., -rod•ded, -rod•ding.


n.
1. a rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzleloading firearm.
2. a cleaning rod for the barrel of a firearm.
3. a strict disciplinarian; martinet.

v.t.
1. to exert discipline and authority on.
2. to strike or injure with or as if with a ramrod.
3. to accomplish or put into action by force, intimidation, etc.: to ramrod a bill through Congress.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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