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Definition of ROD

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Rod \Rod\, n. [The same word as rood. See {Rood}.]
     1. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes). Specifically: (a) An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement. [1913 Webster]

                  He that spareth his rod hateth his son. --Prov. xiii. 24. [1913 Webster] (b) A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
            "The rod, and bird of peace." --Shak. (c) A support for a fishing line; a fish pole. --Gay. (d) (Mach. & Structure) A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar. (e) An instrument for measuring. [1913 Webster]

     2. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; -- called also {perch}, and {pole}. [1913 Webster]

     {Black rod}. See in the Vocabulary.

     {Rods and cones} (Anat.), the elongated cells or elements of the sensory layer of the retina, some of which are cylindrical, others somewhat conical. [1913 Webster]

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112 Moby Thesaurus words for "rod":
     Maypole, atomic pile, automatic, bar, baton, billet, birch, blowgun, blowpipe, breeder reactor, bricks, caduceus, cane, cap of dignity, cap of maintenance, castigation, chain of office, chain reactor, chain-reacting pile, chastisement, club, coronet, correction, crook, crosier, cross-staff, crown, diadem, discipline, ermine, fasces, fast pile, ferule, firearm, flagstaff, flamethrower, furnace, gat, gavel, great seal, gun, handgun, heater, heterogeneous reactor, homogeneous reactor, ingot, intermediate pile, lattice, mace, mantle, musket, neutron factory, nuclear furnace, orb, paddle, pandybat, peashooter, piece, pile, pistol, plutonium reactor, pole, portfolio, power reactor, power-breeder reactor, privy seal, province, punition, purple, purple pall, radioactive waste, rattan, reactor, reactor pile, regalia, repeater, revolver, rifle, robe of state, rod of empire, rod of office, rods, royal crown, ruler, sawed-off shotgun, scape, scepter, seal, shaft, shooting iron, shotgun, signet, six-gun, six-shooter, slab, slow pile, staff, stalk, stellarator, stem, stick, strip, switch, tiara, tongue, totem pole, triple plume, truncheon, uraeus, uranium reactor, wand, wand of office

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