Battering Ram Definition

A very heavy metal bar used by firefighters and law enforcement officers to break down walls and doors.
American Heritage
An ancient military machine having a heavy wooden beam, sometimes with an iron ram's head at its end, for battering down gates, walls, doors, etc.
Webster's New World
A heavy beam used in ancient and medieval warfare to batter down the walls and gates of a place under siege.
American Heritage
Any bar, log, etc. used like this to force entrance.
Webster's New World

(historical) A heavy object used for battering down walls and gates before gunpowder was known.


Other Word Forms of Battering Ram


battering ram

Origin of Battering Ram

  • The heads of some battering rams were carved in the shape of a ram, an animal renowned for butting with its head.

    From Wiktionary

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to battering ram using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With


battering ram