tie-rod

noun
\ ˈtī-ˌräd How to pronounce tie-rod (audio) \

Definition of tie-rod

: a rod (as of steel) used as a connecting member or brace

First Known Use of tie-rod

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tie-rod was in 1839

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“Tie-rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tie-rod. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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