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rod

rod

 
 
pronunciation:
rad
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a straight, thin, usu. round and inflexible stick, shaft, or bar.
synonyms:
baton, dowel, staff, stick, wand
similar words:
bar, pole, switch
definition 2: see fishing rod.
similar words:
pole
definition 3: a unit of length equal to 16.5 feet or 5.029 meters.
definition 4: a unit of area equal to 30.25 square yards or 25.29 square meters.
definition 5: any of the cells in the retina that are rod-shaped and sensitive to dim light.
definition 6: a stick, switch, or the like used for punishment, or punishment itself, generally (often prec. by the).
synonyms:
birch, chastisement, lash, punishment, scourge, switch
similar words:
whip
definition 7: (slang) a handgun.
synonyms:
handgun, heater, pistol
similar words:
piece
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derivation: rodlike (adj.)
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