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rod

rod

 
pronunciation:
rad
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a straight, thin stick or bar.
I bought new curtain rods for the living room windows.
synonyms:
baton, staff, wand
similar words:
bar, pole, switch
definition 2: see fishing rod.
definition 3: a unit of length equal to 16.5 feet or 5.029 meters.
definition 4: a stick or switch used for punishment by whipping.
synonyms:
lash, punishment, switch
similar words:
whip
derivation: rodlike (adj.)
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