Definition: Meaning of, rod in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / rɒd /

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Singular Plural
rod rods
  1. a long thin pole or bar
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  2. a long thin pole used with a line and hook for catching fish [=  fishing rod]
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rod used in phrases

  • Aaron's rod (noun)
    1. tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
  • Black Rod
    1. the title of one of the officials who takes part in the ceremony for opening the British Parliament each year. His job is to go to the House of Commons and tell its members to come to the House of Lords so that they can hear the Queen's speech.
  • Jacob's rod (noun)
    1. asphodel having erect smooth unbranched stem either flexuous or straight
  • Rod Laver (noun)
    1. born in 1938 australian tennis player who in 1962 was the second man to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles titles in the same year; in 1969 he repeated this feat
  • birch rod (noun)
    1. a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment
  • connecting rod (noun)
    1. especially one that connects a rotating wheel to a reciprocating shaft a rod that transmits motion
  • control rod (noun)
    1. a steel or aluminium rod that can be moved up or down to control the rate of the nuclear reaction
  • divining rod (noun)
    1. forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil
  • dowsing rod (noun)
    1. a special stick in the shape of a Y used by a dowser
  • drill rod (noun)
    1. carbon steel used for rock drills and dowels
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