Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: ramrod
IPA transcription: [ɹ'æmɹ,ɑd]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ramrod
    Meaning: a rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firearm
Usage examples
  • The bottom of the "lever-stick" is tied to the trigger, and the top of it to a long, fine, dark-coloured string, which is passed through the empty ramrod tubes, and is fixed to a tree on the other side of the pathway.
  • On Horseback.--Loading.--Empty the charge of powder from the flask into the left hand, and pour it down the gun; then take a bullet, wet out of your mouth, and drop it into the barrel, using no ramrod; the wet will cake the bullet pretty firmly in its right place.