American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A military engine for battering walls. A long and solid beam, armed at one end with a metallic ram's-head, was suspended by the middle, and swung violently and repeatedly against the walls of a city or castle, till a breach was made. It was sometimes in the lower part of a wooden tower built upon wheels, and was worked by more than a hundred men; while the upper part of the tower was filled with archers and slingers, Ezekiel 4:2; 21:22 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Battering-Ram'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/b/battering-ram.html. 1859.