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Rod meaning

rod - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. a gangster's pistol
  2. 2. a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  3. 3. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal ( applied to various purposes).
  4. 4. An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.
  5. 5. A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
  6. 6. A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
  7. 7. A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.
  8. 8. An instrument for measuring.
  9. 9. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; - called also perch, and pole.
  10. 10. A slender stick or bar; instrument of punishment; a pole or perch; sixteen and a half feet.

rod - examples of usage

  1. Once or twice she looked at the top of the rod: there was a faint strain on, nothing more. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  2. Would you like to take the rod now, Mr. Moore? - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. " But I wish you would take my rod. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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