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- noun A very heavy metal bar used by firefighters and law enforcement officers to break down walls and doors.
- noun A heavy beam used in ancient and medieval warfare to batter down the walls and gates of a place under siege.
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- noun historical A heavy object used for
batteringdown wallsand gatesbefore gunpowderwas known.
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The heads of some battering rams were carved in the shape of a ram, an animal renowned for butting with its head.
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