rod

rod(
rad
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (bar)
a. la varilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The plumber poked a long rod down the drain to unblock it.El fontanero metió una varilla larga en el desagüe para desatascarlo.
b. la vara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Pass a rod through the hem of the blinds to add weight to them.Pasa una vara por el dobladillo de la persiana para añadir peso.
c. la barra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Ever since the accident he's had a steel rod in his right leg.Desde el accidente tiene una barra de acero en la pierna derecha.
2. (fishing)
a. la caña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
It was the largest fish ever caught on rod and line.Fue el pez más grande que jamás se pescó con caña y sedal.
b. la caña de pescar
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The fish was so big it pulled the rod out of his hand.El pez era tan grande que le arrebató la caña de pescar de la mano de un tirón.
3. (mechanics)
a. la biela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The locomotive's wheels are connected by large steel rods.Las ruedas de la locomotora están conectadas mediante bielas grandes de acero.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(unit of measurement)
a. la vara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The field was perhaps four rods wide.El prado tenía quizás 20 varas de ancho.
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rod
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (wooden)
a. la vara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (metal)
a. la barra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (for fishing)
a. la caña (de pescar)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
4. (fig)
a.
to rule with a rod of irongobernar con mano de hierro
5. (fig)
a.
to make a rod for one's own backcavarse la propia tumba
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rod [rɒd]
noun
1 [of wood] vara (f); [of metal] barra (f); (fishing rod) caña (f); (curtain rod) barra (f); (connecting rod) biela (f); (Survey) jalón (m)
to rule with a rod of iron gobernar con mano de hierro
to make a rod for one's own back hacer algo que después resultará contraproducente
spare the rod and spoil the child quien bien te quiere te hará llorar
to have a rod in pickle for sb
2 (measure) medida de longitud = 5,029 metros
3 (US) (gun) pipa (very_informal) (f); pistola (f)
4 (US) (Aut)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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