RAM , a male
See also:sheep, one kept for breeding purposes in domestication and not castrated, as opposed to the castrated " wether " (see SHEEP) . For the ram as one of the signs of the zodiac, see
See also:ARIES . The word may be connected with O.Nor. ramme, strong, or with Sansk. ram, to
See also:sport . The butting propensities of the ram have given rise to the many transferred senses of the word, chief and earliest of which is that of a battering implement used before the days of
See also:cannon for beating in the
See also:gates and breaching the walls of fortified places (see BATTERING RAM) . Many technical uses of the
See also:term have been
See also:developed from this, e.g. the
See also:weight of a
See also:driving machine, the
See also:piston of a
See also:press and other
See also:machines or portions of machines worked by
See also:water power (see HYDRAULICS) . The
See also:ancient war-vessels were fitted with a
See also:beak (
See also:Lat. rostrum, Gr . Erc,3o)tov), projecting from the bows, and used to ram or crush in the sides of an opposing vessel; for the development of this in the
See also:modern battleship, see
See also:SHIP .
RALPH OF COGGESHALL (d. after 1227)
RAM MOHAN ROY (1774–1833)
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