Definition of "rods" []

  • A slim cylinder of metal, wood, etc; stick or shaft (noun)
  • A switch or bundle of switches used to administer corporal punishment (noun)
  • Any of various staffs of insignia or office (noun)
  • Power, esp of a tyrannical kind (noun)
  • A straight slender shoot, stem, or cane of a woody plant (noun)
  • A unit of length equal to 51⁄2 yards (noun)
  • A unit of square measure equal to 301⁄4 square yards (noun)
  • A straight narrow board marked with the dimensions of a piece of joinery, as the spacing of steps on a staircase (noun)
  • A metal shaft that transmits power in axial reciprocating motion (noun)
  • Any of the elongated cylindrical cells in the retina of the eye, containing the visual purple (rhodopsin), which are sensitive to dim light but not to colour (noun)
  • Any rod-shaped bacterium (noun)
  • Plural form of rod. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "rods" in a sentence
  • "The bundle of rods is said to represent strength through unity (many rods much stronger than a single rod), with the axe denoting authority, particularly the power over life and death."
  • "As a test crew member noted, casting with one of these rods is “like fishing with a feather.”"
  • "Carter went to negotiate -- following talking points cleared with Robert Gallucci, assistant of secretary of state for political-military affairs -- terms under which the DPRK would allow International Atomic Energy Agency monitoring of the unloading of irradiated fuel rods from the reactor at Yongbyon."