Definition of ramrod noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈræmrɒd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræmrɑːd//
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  • a long straight piece of iron used in the past to push explosive into a gun
  • Idioms
    ramrod straight, (as) straight as a ramrod
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    (of a person) with a very straight back and looking serious and formal Her back was ramrod straight. He stood there straight as a ramrod.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ramrod