||a rod that links a rotating part of a machine to a reciprocating part, such as a crankshaft to a piston.
||a rod or bar in a nuclear reactor that contains a neutron-absorbing material, and that is lowered into or raised from the core to control the fission chain reaction.
||a forked stick used by dowsers to search for underground water; dowsing rod.
||a long thin pole with a line, hook, and often a reel that is used for catching fish.
||a rod-shaped unit that contains nuclear fuel such as plutonium or uranium.
||(informal) an automobile, often old, that has been radically modified, usu. for greater speed.
||a graduated rod used in surveying to measure differences in elevation between two points.
||a grounded metal rod placed high on a building to divert lightning by providing a path for it into the ground.
||a rod connected to a piston that transfers its motion to another engine part.
||an iron rod that acts as a structural connector in a building to counteract tensile stress. [2 definitions]