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rod British & World English

A thin straight bar, especially of wood or metal

rod English Thesaurus

an iron rod

the rod in rod British & World English

The use of a stick as punishment

Rod in rogaine British & World English

A competitive event in which runners find their way across open country with a map and compass

Rod in rogaining British & World English

A competitive sport in which runners find their way across open country with a map and compass, similar to orienteering, but held over greater times and distances

con rod British & World English

Informal term for connecting rod.

fly rod British & World English

A lightweight flexible rod used in fly fishing

hot rod British & World English

A motor vehicle that has been specially modified to give it extra power and speed

tie rod British & World English

A rod acting as a tie in a building or other structure, or in the steering gear of a motor vehicle

Black Rod British & World English

(In the UK) the chief usher of the Lord Chamberlain’s department of the royal household, who is also usher to the House of Lords

Carew, Rod British & World English

(1945-), US baseball player; born in Panama; full name Rodney Cline Carew. An infielder for the Minnesota Twins 1967–79 and the California Angels 1979–85, he was a seven-time American League batting champion 1969, 1972–75, 1977–78. Baseball Hall of Fame (1991)

fuel rod British & World English

A rod-shaped fuel element in a nuclear reactor

Laver, Rod British & World English

(B.1938), Australian tennis player; full name Rodney George Laver. In 1962 he became the second man (after Don Budge in 1938) to win the four major singles championships (British, American, French, and Australian) in one year; in 1969 he was the first to repeat this

stair rod British & World English

A rod for securing a carpet in the angle between two steps

stay rod British & World English

Another term for stay bar.

track rod British & World English

A rod that connects the two front wheels of a motor vehicle and transmits the steering action from the steering column to the wheels

Aaron's rod British & World English

The common or great mullein

control rod British & World English

A rod of a neutron-absorbing substance used to vary the output power of a nuclear reactor

fishing rod British & World English

A long, tapering rod to which a fishing line is attached, typically on a reel

McKuen, Rod British & World English

(1933-), US poet, writer, and composer. Some of his poetry is collected in Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows (1966) and Listen to the Warm (1967). He also wrote many songs and movie scores

piston rod British & World English

A rod or crankshaft attached to a piston to drive a wheel or to impart motion

Serling, Rod British & World English

(1924–75), US writer and television producer; full name Rodman Edward Serling. He created and hosted the television series The Twilight Zone (1959–64) and Night Gallery (1970–73). He also wrote many award-winning scripts for television plays such as Requiem for a Heavyweight (1957)

Steiger, Rod British & World English

(1925–2002), US actor; full name Rodney Stephen Steiger. Notable movies: On the Waterfront (1954), The Longest Day (1962), In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Hurricane (1999), and Crazy in Alabama (1999)

Stewart, Rod British & World English

(B.1945), English pop singer and songwriter; full name Roderick David Stewart. In 1971 his single ‘Maggie May’ and its album Every Picture Tells a Story topped the singles and album charts in both Britain and America. Later hits include ‘Sailing’ (1976) and ‘Do You Think I’m Sexy' (1978)

coupling rod British & World English

A rod which couples the driving wheels of a locomotive, enabling them to act as a unit

divining rod British & World English

A stick or rod used for dowsing

leveling rod British & World English

A graduated pole with a movable marker, held upright and used with a surveying instrument to measure differences in elevation. Also called leveling pole, leveling staff

sounding rod British & World English

A rod used to measure the depth of water under a boat or in a ship’s hold or other container

connecting rod British & World English

A rod connecting two moving parts in a mechanism, especially that between the piston and the crankpin (or equivalent parts) in an engine or pump

kiss the rod British & World English

Accept punishment submissively

rule with a rod of iron British & World English

Control or govern very strictly or harshly

make a rod for one's own back British & World English

Do something likely to cause difficulties for oneself later

nanorod British & World English

A rod of material with a thickness or diameter of only a few nanometres

pushrod British & World English

A rod operated by cams that opens and closes the valves in an internal-combustion engine

spare the rod and spoil the child British & World English

If children are not physically punished when they do wrong their personal development will suffer

square perch in perch3 British & World English

A measure of area, especially for land, equal to 160th of an acre or 3014 square yards (approximately 25.29 sq. metres)

ranging pole British & World English

A pole or rod used for setting a straight line

ranging rod in ranging pole British & World English

A pole or rod used for setting a straight line

square rod in rod British & World English

another term for perch222.

lightning conductor British & World English

A metal rod or wire fixed to an exposed part of a building or other tall structure to divert lightning harmlessly into the ground

lightning rod in lightning conductor British & World English

A metal rod or wire fixed to an exposed part of a building or other tall structure to divert lightning harmlessly into the ground

kiss the rod in kiss British & World English

Accept punishment submissively

spare the rod and spoil the child in rod British & World English

If children are not physically punished when they do wrong their personal development will suffer

Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod in Black Rod British & World English

(In the UK) the chief usher of the Lord Chamberlain’s department of the royal household, who is also usher to the House of Lords

rule with a rod of iron in rod British & World English

Control or govern very strictly or harshly

make a rod for one's own back in rod British & World English

Do something likely to cause difficulties for oneself later