/ˈræmˌrɑːd/ noun, pl -rods [count]
: a metal bar that is used to push explosive material down into the barrel of some old-fashioned guns
: in a very straight and stiff way
— used especially to describe the way someone stands or sits

The guard stood straight as a ramrod.

He sat in the saddle, ramrod straight.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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