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battering ramnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​long, ​heavypole that was used by ​armies in the past to ​break down ​castledoors, etc., now used by ​police and ​fireofficers to ​break down ​housedoors
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battering ramnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbæt̬·ər·ɪŋ ˌræm/
a ​long, ​heavypole, used to ​break down ​doors
(Definition of battering ram from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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