Part of speech: noun

A shoot or twig; a straight, slim piece of wood or bar of metal.

Part of speech: noun

A measure of length; 16½ feet.

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Usage examples "rod":

  1. Dam' you Rod, this here's getting monotonous! - "The Missourian", Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle.
  2. Fin'lly Rod up and died and 'twasn't long before his father went too. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  3. Suppose we say John's is a good sword and so is Charles's; this cut through a thick rope, the other cut through an iron rod. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.