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rodnoun [C]

uk   /rɒd/  us   /rɑːd/
  • rod noun [C] (IN EYE)

specialized anatomy a ​type of ​cell in the retina (= ​part at the back of the ​eye) that ​helps you to ​see when there is not much ​light
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(Definition of rod from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rodnoun [C]

 us   /rɑd/
a ​long, ​thinpole made of ​wood, ​metal, or other ​material: a ​fishing/​curtain rod
(Definition of rod from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rod”
in Korean 막대…
in Arabic عود, قَضيب…
in Malaysian batang…
in French tige, baguette, canne…
in Russian прут, удочка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 竿,杆,棒…
in Italian bacchetta, canna…
in Turkish çubuk, değnek…
in Polish pręt, kij…
in Spanish vara, barra…
in Vietnamese cái que, cái gậy…
in Portuguese vara…
in Thai ไม้เรียว, คันเบ็ด…
in German die Rute…
in Catalan barra, canya…
in Japanese さお, 細長い棒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竿,杆,棒…
in Indonesian batangan…
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“rod” in British English

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