- a pistol or revolver.
- Vulgar. the penis.
verb (used with object), rod·ded, rod·ding.
Origin of rod
Definition for rod (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for rod
So I asked the driver to honk the horn, which he does, and Rod looks over.
And of course, Rod, being Rod, goes for it a hundred percent; his mouth drops open and he says, ‘What?’
Rod Stewart and Diane Sawyer This is just highly entertaining.The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic|Kevin Fallon|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Creator Rod Serling was compelled by the need “not to just entertain but to enlighten.”
Rod Blagojevich auctioning off the seat to the highest bidder.
Gid, whatever his other shortcomings might have been, was a good blacksmith, and the rod was well repaired.The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship|Margaret Burnham
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.The Bible for Young People|Anonymous
This crisis came sooner, perhaps, than either Bert or Rod anticipated.Bert Lloyd's Boyhood|J. McDonald Oxley
There was one venerable sergeant who made a rod less than a yard long.Last Words|Stephen Crane
A lady of rank and merit, who was with us, took the rod after me; she felt it begin to move, and was internally agitated.Curious Myths of the Middle Ages|Sabine Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for rod
- a unit of length equal to 5 1/2 yards
- a unit of square measure equal to 30 1/4 square yards
Word Origin for rod
Word Origin and History for rod
Old English rodd "a rod, pole," which is probably cognate with Old Norse rudda "club," from Proto-Germanic *rudd- "stick, club," from PIE *reudh- "to clear land."
As a long, tapering elastic pole for fishing, from mid-15c. Figurative sense of "offshoot" (mid-15c.) led to Biblical meaning "scion, tribe." As an instrument of punishment, attested from mid-12c.; also used figuratively for "any sort of correction or punishment," but the basic notion is of beating someone with a stick.
As a unit of measure (5½ yards or 16½ feet, also called perch or pole) first attested mid-15c., from the stick used to measure it off. As a measure of area, "a square perch," from late 15c., the usual measure in brickwork. Meaning "light-sensitive cell in a retina" is from 1866, so-called for its shape. Slang meaning "penis" is recorded from 1902; that of "gun, revolver" is from 1903.
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Idioms and Phrases with rod
see hot rod; spare the rod.