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Rod may mean:

  • Rod (geometry), a straight and slender stick; a wand; a cylinder; hence, any slender bar
  • Rod cell, a cell found in the retina that is sensitive to light/dark (black/white)
  • Rod (unit), an Imperial unit of length, also known as the pole or perch
  • Rod (cryptozoology), observational artifacts produced by rapidly flying animals
  • Rod (god), a Slavic god
  • Rod (publisher), a music label from 1950s and 1960s Louisiana
  • Rods (Tarot Suit)
  • Railway Operating Division
  • Fishing rod
  • Lightning rod
  • Connecting rod, in an internal combustion engine
  • Divining rod, two rods believed by some to find water in a practice known as dowsing
  • Birch rod, made out of twigs from birch or other trees for corporal punishment
  • Switch (rod), a piece of wood as used as a staff or for corporal punishment, or a bundle of such switches

Rod may also be:

  • Eubacterium with the shape of a rod
  • Gun (slang)

People with the given name Rod

Often as an abbreviation of such names as Roderick and Rodney:

  • Rod Stewart, rock musician
  • Rod Laver (born 1938), Australian former tennis player
  • Rod Steiger (1925–2002), American actor
  • Rod Flanders, a fictional character on The Simpsons
  • Rod From Avenue Q, a character in the stage musical Avenue Q
  • Rod Whittaker, a fictional camp character from the late 80's
  • Rod Serling, Creator of the 1960s show The Twilight Zone

People with the surname Rod

  • Edouard Rod, French-Swiss novelist, 1857-1910
  • Johnny Rod, American bass guitar player

Related pages

  • Hrod
  • Rob
  • Roth
  • Dowel
  • Hot rod, often also referred to as 'rod'
  • Rebar
  • Rood, an old English unit equal to quarter an acre
  • Stick, any long object
  • Structural steel
  • R.O.D., an acronym for the Read or Die anime
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