• Rod Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An instrument for measuring.
  2. (n.) A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
  3. (n.) A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; -- called also perch, and pole.
  4. (n.) A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
  5. () 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.
  6. (n.) A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).
  7. (n.) An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.

Gat, Perch, Pole,

• Rodsmen Definition & Synonyms

  1. (pl. ) of Rodsman

• Rodentia Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) An order of mammals having two (rarely four) large incisor teeth in each jaw, distant from the molar teeth. The rats, squirrels, rabbits, marmots, and beavers belong to this order.

• Rodeo Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A round-up. See Round-up.