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Definitions of rod

  1. (slang) a gangster's pistol Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a square rod of land Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (British) a linear measure of 16.5 feet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any rod-shaped bacterium Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a long thin implement made of metal or wood Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a gangster's pistol Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. a linear measure of 16.5 feet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes). Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A support for a fishing line; a fish pole. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  14. An instrument for measuring. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; - called also perch, and pole. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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.
  17. 1. A straight slender cylindrical formation. 2. One of the rhodopsin-containing cells forming with the cones the layer of rods and cones of the retina. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. A measure of length; 16½ feet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. 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.
  23. Something long and slender; a staff or wand as a badge of authority; a shoot or long twig; an instrument of punishment or correction; a measure of length containing five yards and a half; in Scrip., a sprout, hence race or family. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; -- called also perch, and pole. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; called also perch, and pole. dictgcide_fs
  26. rod, n. a long twig: a slender stick: anything long and slender, as a magic rod, a lightning-rod, a fishing-rod, &c.: an instrument of correction: an emblem of power or authority: a pole or perch (5½ yards, or 16½ feet)--the square rod, generally called rood, is employed in estimating masonry-work, and contains 16½ × 16½, or 272¼ sq. feet: (fig.) punishment: authority: oppression: (B.) race or tribe: one of the layers of rods composing the retina of the eye: any bar connecting parts of a machine.--v.t. to furnish with rods, esp. lightning-rods.--ns. ROD'-FISH'ER; ROD'-FISH'ING, fly-fishing: angling; ROD'-LINE, a fishing-line not wound on a reel; ROD'-MACHINE', in wood-working, a machine for cutting cylindrical sticks such as broom-handles; ROD'-RING, one of the rings along a fishing-rod through which the line runs; ROD'STER, an angler.--NAPIER'S RODS (see NAPIERIAN). [A.S. ród; Dut. roede, Ger. ruthe; L. rudis.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Slender straight round stick growing as shoot on tree or cut from it or made from wood, switch, wand, (somet. as symbol of office &c., see esp. BLACK r.; AARON\'S-ROD; divining, dowsing, -r., see DOWSE); such stick, or bundle of twigs, for use in caning or flogging (the r., use of this; spare the r. & spoil the child; make &c. a r. for one\'s own back, prepare trouble for oneself; kiss the r., take punishment meekly or gladly; have a r. in pickle for, be ready to punish when time comes); = fishing-r.; (also rodman& rodster n.) angler; (as measure) = PERCH; slender metal bar, connecting bar, shaft, (curtain, piston, &c., -r.); (Physiol.) r.-shaped structure. Hence rodless, rodlike, aa., rodlet n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. An extended slender bar, generally straight and more or less rigid. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The shoot or long twig of any woody plant: a branch or the stem of a shrub;—any long slender stick: a wand: an instrument of punishment or correction;—discipline; chastisement;— a kind of scepter or badge of office; hence, power; authority; tyranny; oppression;- a measures of length containing sixteen and a half feet: a perch: a pole. Cabinet Dictionary

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