Ramp

Ramp

, n. 1. A leap; a spring; a hostile advance.
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The bold Ascalonite
Fled from his lion ramp.
Milton.
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2. A highwayman; a robber. [Prov. Eng.]
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3. A romping woman; a prostitute. [Obs.] Lyly.
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4. [F. rampe.] (Arch.) (a) Any sloping member, other than a purely constructional one, such as a continuous parapet to a staircase. (b) A short bend, slope, or curve, where a hand rail or cap changes its direction.
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5. [F. rampe.] (Fort.) An inclined plane serving as a communication between different interior levels.
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