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battering ram

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
battering ramˈbattering ˌram noun [countable]  PMWa long heavy piece of wood, used in wars in the past to break through walls or doors
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battering ramWe staggered out and began to use it as a battering ram against the locked door.In fact Pachycephalosaurus had a 10-inch thick skull, and probably used it as a battering ram in ritual contests.He is a powerhouse, a battering ram, but also has touch and an eye for goal.I heard the hiss of arrows and the crashing of some makeshift battering ram buckling the beams of the iron-studded gates.Nizan is always willing to oblige with the battering ram technique, if required.
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