- 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)
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