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fishing rod

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noun
  1. a long, slender, cylindrical, flexible rod usually made of bamboo, steel, or fiberglass, for use with a reel and line in catching fish.
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Origin of fishing rod

First recorded in 1545–55
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Examples from the Web for fishing rod

Historical Examples

  • Billy and Karl come in by the window, leaving a fishing-rod outside.

    Echoes of the War

    J. M. Barrie

  • The boy had grabbed the fishing-rod, so that my rod and my eel went with them.

    W. A. G.'s Tale

    Margaret Turnbull

  • So I took my fishing-rod and flicked it at him, and there—I had caught the eel after all!

    W. A. G.'s Tale

    Margaret Turnbull

  • Even her hat, by the aid of a fishing-rod, had been recovered from the moat.

  • "Here's your fishing-rod," she said, when I had released them and she had passed me my air-gun.


British Dictionary definitions for fishing rod

fishing rod

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