Meaning of ROD in English


rod /rɒd $ rɑːd/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: rodd ]

1 . a long thin pole or bar

steel/iron/wooden etc rod

The walls are reinforced with steel rods.

a measuring rod

2 .

a long thin pole used with a line and hook for catching fish SYN fishing rod

⇨ ↑ hot rod , ↑ lightning rod , ⇨ rule somebody/something with a rod of iron at ↑ rule 2 (5)

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