rod - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/rɒd/
singularrod
pluralrods
  1. 1
    a long thin bar or stick made of plastic, wood, or glass

    a curtain rod

  2. 2
    medical a long thin cell in the retina in your eye. Rods make it possible for people and animals to see when there is not much light.
    See also cone1 (sense 5)
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