Rod - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

noun

- 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)

Examples

...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

noun
singular: rod
plural: rods
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