• WordNet 3.6
    • n rammer a tool for driving something with force
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rammer răm"mẽr (Founding) One who, or that which, rams or drives.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rammer An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact. The pavers' rammer, used in settling stones or compacting earth, is a heavy mass of iron-bound wood, of tapering form, with handles at the top and on one or both sides. (See beetle, 1.) Founders' rammers are made in different ways, for various purposes, as forcing the sand into the pattern, solidifying it in the flask, etc. A gunners' rammer is a staff with a cylindrical head, for driving home the charge in a cannon, usually having for field-artillery a swab (called a sponge) at the other end for cleaning out the gun after firing. Ramrods, and some kinds of ram, as that of a ship of war, are also sometimes called rammers. See ram, 2, and ramrod; see also cut in preceding column, and cut under gun-carriage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rammer ram′ėr one who, or that which, rams or drives: an instrument used by founders and pavers for ramming, also by gunners.
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In literature:

An officer of the Beauregard raises a white cloth upon a rammer.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Mosby's lieutenant, Chapman, fought with the rammer of the gun, but fell wounded and was captured.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
So soon as my rammer was up to the mark, up her it went fucking, and again I felt it's stem well wetted.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
The men rest by the cannon, with their rammers and their sponges beside them.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
They found one squad toasting on their rammers the pieces of a luckless rabbit they had cornered in a patch of briars.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
The rebel had a little trouble in returning rammer, and Shorty and Si waited.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
This was used as a rammer, and the experiment proceeded.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3" by Robert H. Newell
The rammers should be of hard wood and very smooth.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
In all the ovens the metal was in a liquid state; if it was not attended to it would turn into rammers.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
Rammer in hand, Walter edged closer and closer to the muzzle of the Polly.
"Fighting in Cuban Waters" by Edward Stratemeyer

In poetry:

The doctors being very sore,
A stethoscope they did devise
That had a rammer to clear the bore,
With a knob at the end to kill the flies.
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

A production company has optioned rights to the Birmingham native's "Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer".
Designed specifically for the rigors of rammer operation, today's engines incorporate technological innovations to improve performance and productivity.
A production company has optioned rights to the Birmingham native's " Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer".
Rammer Jammer Tigers Hammered .

In science:

Rammer, Quantum Transport Theory (Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 2004).
Laser-assisted spin-polarized transport in graphene tunnel junctions
This is also the form used by Rammer and Smith (see footnote k).
Influence Functional for Decoherence of Interacting Electrons in Disordered Conductors