Rod - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɑːd|  American pronunciation of the word rod
Brit.  |rɒd|  British pronunciation of the word rod


- a long thin implement made of metal or wood
- any rod-shaped bacterium
- a linear measure of 16.5 feet (syn: perch, pole)
- a square rod of land (syn: perch, pole)
- a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light
- a gangster's pistol (syn: gat)


...arrested for using a rod on his dogs in violation of the state's animal cruelty laws...

The walls are reinforced with steel rods.

Spare the rod and spoil the child. посл.

Word forms

singular: rod
plural: rods
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