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rod /ˈrɑːd/ noun
plural rods
rod
/ˈrɑːd/
noun
plural rods
Learner's definition of ROD
[count]
: a pole with a line and usually a reel that is used in fishing
old-fashioned : a stick used to hit or whip someone as a form of punishment

rule with a rod of iron

see 2rule
see also hot rod