- a pistol or revolver.
- Vulgar. the penis.
verb (used with object), rod·ded, rod·ding.
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Origin of rod
OTHER WORDS FROM rodrodless, adjectiverodlike, adjective
Words nearby rod
Definition for rod (2 of 2)
ABOUT THIS WORD
What else does rod mean?
Where does rod come from?
Rod is evidenced in Old English when it meant, well, “rod” or “pole.” Over the centuries, rod took on many senses, such as a tool for corporal punishment and a unit of measurement.
We find the word rod used for “penis” in the late 16th century. Rod crept up to the eyes–as in an eyeball’s rods and cones–by 1866.
ROD is sometimes used as an acronym for ride or die, an expression of loyalty that was popularized by hip-hop.
How is rod used in real life?
Rod is widespread in the English language, referring to all sorts of pole-like items, from fishing rods to carbon rods. Of course, Rod is a short form of such names as Roderick, Rodney, and Rodriquez, such as Rod Stewart and A-Rod.
For as old as the slang term is, rod remains a colorful euphemism for “penis,” and you’ll occasionally see rod used for “gun” in criminal contexts.
ROD, for ride or die, can be seen as a hashtag #ROD on social media as a convenient proclamation of loyalty, no matter what, to one’s compadres.
It’s a different typa loyalty when yo best friends are yo siblings 💉 #ROD
— FINEFEUIAKI (@amzfine) December 24, 2018
everyone is still hella confused when i mention corn so let me come thru rq. this is corn, he's my ROD, my wingman, my sidekick, my baby pic.twitter.com/x7xLHSF549
— A T O K A D (@kashtwt) June 30, 2017
More examples of rod:
“Although this article focuses on how to replace strut rods on C2s and C3s, the procedure is similar for most other generation Corvettes. The parts options are also similar and include rubber polyurethane bushings and adjustable struts rods.”
—John Pfanstiehl, Hod Rod Network, December 2018
This content is not meant to be a formal definition of this term. Rather, it is an informal summary that seeks to provide supplemental information and context important to know or keep in mind about the term’s history, meaning, and usage.
Example sentences from the Web for rod
Adjust the resistance of these ankle weights by adding or removing the iron rods, which total between three to five pounds.
One of the darkest incidents of last year’s protests took place on July 21, when dozens of thugs armed with sticks and metal rods launched an indiscriminate attack on civilians at the suburban subway station of Yuen Long.Hong Kong police are rewriting the history of an infamous thug attack on civilians|Mary Hui|August 27, 2020|Quartz
Since then, Shapery has cited his partnership with Doug Manchester, a political lightning rod and donor to the mayor, as a major obstacle.The Deal Before the 101 Ash St. Debacle Helps Explain How We Got Here|Lisa Halverstadt and Jesse Marx|August 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
They are so sensitive that a rod cell can detect a single photon of light — the smallest possible particle.
The retina’s rod cells aren’t part of the cone coloring system.
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.”
The painting is of a human heart set inside a wind-up music box that has a metal rod poking out of the pulmonary artery.
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
A connecting rod worked a balance-beam, which worked the air-pump, feed-pump, and plug-rod for moving the valves.
A piece of iron sticking out from the cross-head carried the plug-rod for working the gear-handles.
Thereafter we were buffeted like chips in the swirling maw of a whirlpool; we fought our way rod by rod.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
This is a minute, slender rod, which lies within and between the pus-corpuscles (Fig. 125), and is negative to Gram's stain.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
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
Derived forms of rodrodlike, adjective
Word Origin for rod
Medical definitions for rod
Scientific definitions for rod
Idioms and Phrases with rod
see hot rod; spare the rod.