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Definitions of rod

  1. (slang) a gangster's pistol Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (British) a linear measure of 16.5 feet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any rod-shaped bacterium Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a long thin implement made of metal or wood Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a linear measure of 16.5 feet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes). Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A support for a fishing line; a fish pole. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An instrument for measuring. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; - called also perch, and pole. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A straight and slender stick; any slender bar, especially one of metal; a fishing-pole; a switch used for inflicting punishment; hence, correction or discipline; with the; a scepter; hence, power; a measure of length containing five and a half yards. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A long twig: a slender stick: anything long and slender: an instrument of correction: an emblem of power or authority: a pole or perch (5 1/2 yards): (fig.) punishment: authority: oppression: (B.) race or tribe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A slender stick or bar; instrument of punishment; a pole or perch; sixteen and a half feet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A shoot or twig; a straight, slim piece of wood or bar of metal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A measure of length; 16½ feet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A long twig; a wand; instrument of correction or punishment; a pole for angling; an implement about five yards long for measuring; a measure of 5 1/2 yards; a pole; a perch; power; a race. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for rod

  1. " She ain' gone 'cross de bayo' fo' de hoss," answered Lucy, reaching for the curtain rod – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  2. Well, Aaron's rod was another dead stick. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
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