- a thin straight bar, especially of wood or metal；a wand or staff as a symbol of office, authority, or power
noun: rod, plural noun: rods
- 1. a thin straight bar, especially of wood or metal concrete walls reinforced with steel rods a curtain rod 同義詞
- ▪ a wand or staff as a symbol of office, authority, or power the royal insignia included the ring, the scepter, and the rod 同義詞
- ▪ a slender straight stick or shoot growing on or cut from a tree or bush the roof is formed of willow and hazel rods woven between willow rafters
- ▪ a stick used for caning or flogging he swung the rod again in a threatening arc
- ▪ the use of a stick as punishment if you'd been my daughter, you'd have felt the rod 同義詞
- ▪ vulgar slang a penis.
- 2. a fishing rod he hooked an enormous fish which almost pulled the rod from out of his hands the largest carp ever caught on rod and line in Britain
- 3. British historical a linear measure, especially for land, equal to 51/2 yards (approximately 5.029 m).
- ▪ a square measure, especially for land, equal to 160th of an acre or 301/4 square yards (approximately 25.29 sq m).
- 4. US informal a pistol or revolver.
- 5. a light-sensitive cell of one of the two types present in large numbers in the retina of the eye, responsible mainly for monochrome vision in poor light.