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fishing rod

a long, slender, cylindrical, flexible rod usually made of bamboo, steel, or fiberglass, for use with a reel and line in catching fish.
Compare fly rod.
Origin of fishing rod
First recorded in 1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for fishing rod
Historical Examples
  • I can see that Uncle Larimy has a fishing rod, but what do you suppose he has sent Rhody?

    David Dunne

    Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Then he got upon the window-seat, and passed the fishing rod out.

  • We had our school colors on the fishing rod and were waving them in the air.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals Edward Stratemeyer
  • He and Luke were holding the fishing rod at the time of the accident.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals Edward Stratemeyer
  • "There's a fishing rod in the handle of the net," she explained, ignoring the hint.

    The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • He had come over to see me, he said, about that fishing rod.

  • Madame has Suzanne play with fishing rod; dismisses Marie from room.

    Dramatic Technique

    George Pierce Baker
  • Here they found Phil's fishing rod and also the string of fish he had caught.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch Edward Stratemeyer
  • I could have touched her with a fishing rod and saw how easily she could be roped from where I stood.

  • He can stay at the Perch, and take a fishing rod, then they are safe to meet.

    The Disentanglers Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for fishing rod

fishing rod

a long tapered flexible pole, often in jointed sections, for use with a fishing line and, usually, a reel
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