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rod
American English: /rɑd/
British English: /rɒd/

Translation of rod in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (bar)
    also: connecting rod
    Example sentences
    • These elegantly diminutive, finely wrought sculptures employ curved, flat and linear shapes that perch upon thin metal rods.
    • Approximately half of the tubes are filled with thin steel rods, which radiate outward to varying lengths.
    • In the living room, a chainmail curtain hung from a metal rod is a fireguard for the aluminium clad fireplace.
    1.2
    also: fishing rod
    1.3 (for punishment) to force somebody to kiss the rod
    obligar a alguien a bajar or doblar la cerviz
    to make a rod for one's own back
    crearse problemas
    to rule with a rod of iron o an iron rod
    gobernar con mano de hierro
    spare the rod and spoil the child
    Example sentences
    • I say relatively, because all too frequently you've broken the very rules you vow to uphold, particularly through your selective choice and editing of sequences of material which you then employ as a rod with which to beat us, and others.
    1.4 (in eye)
    Example sentences
    • Messing with our rods and cones, Downing's saturated dots stick around perceptually in afterimages.
    • Be warned, if you sit too close to the screen, the TV may do permanent damage to your rods and cones.
  • 2 (unit of measure)
    (antigua medida de longitud equivalente a 5,029m)

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