an iron or steel rod serving as a structural tie, especially one keeping the lower ends of a roof truss, arch, etc., from spreading.
Automotive. a rod that serves as part of the linkage in the steering system.
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- tie line,
- tie one on,
- tie one's hands,
- tie plate,
- tie plug,
- tie tack,
- tie the knot,
- tie up,
- tie, tied,
Origin of tie rod
First recorded in 1830–40
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any rod- or bar-shaped structural member designed to prevent the separation of two parts, as in a vehicle
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