Definition of ramrod
a rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzleloading firearm. used in similes and metaphors to describe someone’s erect or rigid posture:he held himself ramrod straight a person, especially one in a position of leadership, who is strict and uncompromising.
verb (ramrods, ramrodding, ramrodded) [with object] (ramrod something through)
force a proposed measure to be accepted or completed quickly:they ramrodded through legislation voiding the court injunctions