rod


rod
/rɒd / (say rod)

noun
1. a stick, wand, staff, shaft, or the like, of wood, metal, or other material.
2. a straight, slender shoot or stem of any woody plant, whether growing upon or cut from the plant.
3. a pole used in angling or fishing.
4. a stick used to measure with.
5. a linear measure in the imperial system, of 5½ yards or 16½ feet, equal to 5.0292 m.
6. a square rod (30¼ square yards or 25.29 m2); a square perch or pole.
7. Building Trades a standard measure of brickwork, 272 square feet of a standard thickness of 1½ bricks, or 306 cubic feet (approx. 8.66 m3).
8. a stick, or a bundle of sticks or switches bound together, used as an instrument of punishment.
9. punishment or chastisement.
10. a wand or staff carried as a symbol of office, authority, power, etc.
11. authority; sway; tyrannical rule.
12. Colloquial revolver; pistol.
13. (in biblical use) an offshoot or branch of a family; a scion; a tribe.
14. Anatomy one of the rodlike cells in the retina of the eye which respond to dim light.
15. Bacteriology any microorganism which is neither spherical nor spiral, but elongated.
16. an electrode, as in arc welding.
17. a car.
18. Colloquial (taboo) an erect penis.
phrase
19. create a rod for one's own back, Colloquial to initiate something which will ultimately cause one trouble.
{Middle English and Old English rodd pole or rod}
rodlike, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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