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rod

noun [C] uk   /rɒd/ us    /rɑːd/
a long, thin pole made of wood or metal: He was given a fishing rod for his birthday. The concrete is strengthened with steel rods.
Translations of “rod”
in Korean 막대…
in Arabic عود, قَضيب…
in French tige, baguette, canne…
in Turkish çubuk, değnek…
in Italian bacchetta, canna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 竿,杆,棒…
in Russian прут, удочка…
in Polish pręt, kij…
in Spanish vara, barra…
in Portuguese vara…
in German die Rute…
in Catalan barra, canya…
in Japanese さお, 細長い棒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竿,杆,棒…
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