Definition of ram's head in English:

ram's head

(also rams'ead)

noun

  • 1More fully "ram's head lady slipper", "ram's head lady's slipper". A North American lady's slipper orchid, Cypripedium arietinum.

  • 2Nautical= ram-head.

  • 3In a narrowboat: the tiller or rudder post; the steering column of a motor.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From the genitive of ram + head. So called on account of the resemblance of the various plants and objects so named to the head of a ram.

Pronunciation

ram's head

/ˈramz ˌhɛd/