A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
An instrument for measuring.
A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; -- called also perch, and pole.
Variable measurement, usually between 15 and 16.5 feet. (Bennett, Judith M. Women in the Medieval English Countryside, 234)
a clear or colored, solid cylindrical length of glass
A solid round section 0.375" or greater in diameter.
Thin stick of glass of a single colour. It is made by rolling a small gather of molten glass on a marver and then stretching it to the desired thinness. Rods may be moulded to give different shapes in cross-section (stars, hexagons, etc) but they are generally used in cylindrical form. Rods may be arranged in a pattern and fused together to make canes, cross-sections of which are used in millefiori and mosaic objects.
Round, thin semi-finished steel length that is rolled from a billet and coiled for further processing. Rod is commonly drawn into wire products or used to make bolts and nails. Generally a rod is from 3/16 to 1/2 inch in diameter.
one of the two photoreceptors in the vertebrate eye that is responsible for night vision and black and white vision.
A rod-shaped photoreceptor in the retina of the eye that responds to low levels of illumination. Rods are located only outside of the fovea.
Light-sensitive, specialized retinal receptor cell that works at low light levels for night vision. A normal retina contains 150 million rods.
The cells in the retina that are involved with black and white or dim (night) vision.
A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).
A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
Believed by some cryptozoologists to be an undiscovered life form, the "rod" is characterized by a slender, cylindrical body surrounded by a thin, undulating membrane which allows the creature to take flight. Ghost hunters sometimes use the term "rod" to describe an alleged ghostly form in photographs or video footage in which the suspected spirit appears as a slender column of light.
In spinal applications, a slim shaped metal implant used to immobilize and align the spine.
ecord ecision, a written decision that identifies the selected method for long-term cleanup of contamination at a site.
An official document in which a deciding official states the alternative that will be implemented from a prepared EIS.
U.S. EPA CERCLA Records of Decision
Either: (1) the document that records a federal agency’s choice of action following the preparation of an environmental impact statement ( EIS), including the document announcing the Air Force’s property disposal decisions at BRAC bases; or (2) the document recording the selection of an environmental remedial action under CERCLA.
A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.
Thin metal rod running from tension mechanism at base of stand up to top of stand.
a long thin implement made of metal or wood
A thin strip of stone ready to be fractured into tesserae.
In Kenpo, we refer to a gun as a rod.
a gangster's pistol
Gun or pistol attack