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Definition of "rod" [rod]

  • A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as: (noun)
  • A fishing rod. (noun)
  • A piston rod. (noun)
  • An often expandable horizontal bar, especially of metal, used to suspend household items such as curtains or towels. (noun)
  • A leveling rod. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rod" in a sentence
  • "My six-foot spin rod is fine and so is my four-pound line."
  • "The curtain rod is hung to low and is the wrong colour."
  • "They suppose the term rod, must mean the iron rod of the unfeeling and unloving despot."