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"battering ram" in British English

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battering ramnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæt.ər.ɪŋ ˌræm/ us /ˈbæt̬.ɚ.ɪŋ ˌræm/

a long, heavy pole that was used by armies in the past to break down castle doors, etc., now used by police and fire officers to break down house doors

(Definition of “battering ram” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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battering ramnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbæt̬·ər·ɪŋ ˌræm/

a long, heavy pole, used to break down doors

(Definition of “battering ram” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)