Definition of ROD

a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment <arrested for using a rod on his dogs in violation of the state's animal cruelty laws>
Synonyms bastinado (or bastinade), bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, nightstick, rod, rung [Scottish], sap, shillelagh (also shillalah), staff, truncheon, waddy [Australian]
a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide <a curtain rod>
Synonyms billet, rod

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