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Hod vs. Rod — What's the Difference?

Hod vs. Rod — What's the Difference?

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Hod

A trough carried over the shoulder for transporting loads, as of bricks or mortar.
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Rod

A fishing rod.
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Hod

A coal scuttle.
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Rod

A piston rod.
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Hod

A rectangular basket with sides made of wood slats or wire mesh, traditionally used by clammers to carry their catch.
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Rod

An often expandable horizontal bar, especially of metal, used to suspend household items such as curtains or towels.
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Hod

To bob up and down on horseback, as an inexperienced rider may do; to jog.
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Rod

A leveling rod.
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Hod

A three-sided box mounted on a pole for carrying bricks, mortar, or other construction materials over the shoulder.
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Rod

A lightning rod.
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Hod

The amount of material held by a hod (sense 1); a hodful.
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Rod

A divining rod.
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Hod

A blowpipe used by a pewterer.
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Rod

A measuring stick.
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Hod

(horse racing) A bookmaker's bag.
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Rod

One of the horizontal elements in a truss system underneath a rail car, especially a freight car.
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Hod

A receptacle for carrying coal, particularly one shaped like a bucket which is designed for loading coal or coke through the door of a firebox.
Scuttle#Etymology 1
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Rod

A shoot or stem cut from or growing as part of a woody plant.
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Hod

A kind of wooden tray with a handle, having V-shaped trough, made of wood or metal, attached to a long handle and usually carried over the shoulder; it is a tool used by construction workers for carrying bricks or mortar.
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Rod

A stick or bundle of sticks or switches used to give punishment by whipping.
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Hod

A utensil for holding coal; a coal scuttle.
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Rod

Punishment; correction.
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Hod

An open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder
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Rod

A scepter, staff, or wand symbolizing power or authority.
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Rod

Power or dominion, especially of a tyrannical nature
"under the rod of a cruel slavery" (John Henry Newman).
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Rod

A linear measure equal to 5.5 yards or 16.5 feet (5.03 meters). Also called pole2.
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Rod

The square of this measure, equal to 30.25 square yards or 272.25 square feet (25.30 square meters).
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Rod

(Anatomy) Any of various rod-shaped cells in the retina that respond to dim light. Also called rod cell.
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Rod

(Microbiology) An elongated bacterium; a bacillus.
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Rod

(Slang) A pistol or revolver.
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Rod

Vulgar Slang A penis, especially when erect.
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Rod

A straight, round stick, shaft, bar, cane, or staff.
The circus strong man proved his strength by bending an iron rod, and then straightening it.
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Rod

A longitudinal pole used for forming part of a framework such as an awning or tent.
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Rod

(fishing) A long slender usually tapering pole used for angling; fishing rod.
When I hooked a snake and not a fish, I got so scared I dropped my rod in the water.
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Rod

A stick, pole, or bundle of switches or twigs (such as a birch), used for personal defense or to administer corporal punishment by whipping.
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Rod

An implement resembling and/or supplanting a rod (particularly a cane) that is used for corporal punishment, and metonymically called the rod, regardless of its actual shape and composition.
The judge imposed on the thief a sentence of fifteen strokes with the rod.
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Rod

A stick used to measure distance, by using its established length or task-specific temporary marks along its length, or by dint of specific graduated marks.
I notched a rod and used it to measure the length of rope to cut.
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Rod

(archaic) A unit of length equal to 1 pole, a perch, 4 chain, 2 yards, 2 feet, or exactly 5.0292 meters (these being all equivalent).
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Rod

An implement held vertically and viewed through an optical surveying instrument such as a transit, used to measure distance in land surveying and construction layout; an engineer's rod, surveyor's rod, surveying rod, leveling rod, ranging rod. The modern (US) engineer's or surveyor's rod commonly is eight or ten feet long and often designed to extend higher. In former times a surveyor's rod often was a single wooden pole or composed of multiple sectioned and socketed pieces, and besides serving as a sighting target was used to measure distance on the ground horizontally, hence for convenience was of one rod or pole in length, that is, 2 yards.
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Rod

(archaic) A unit of area equal to a square rod, 4 square yards or 160 acre.
The house had a small yard of about six rods in size.
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Rod

A straight bar that unites moving parts of a machine, for holding parts together as a connecting rod or for transferring power as a driveshaft.
The engine threw a rod, and then went to pieces before our eyes, springs and coils shooting in all directions.
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Rod

(anatomy) A rod cell: a rod-shaped cell in the eye that is sensitive to light.
The rods are more sensitive than the cones, but do not discern color.
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Rod

(biology) Any of a number of long, slender microorganisms.
He applied a gram positive stain, looking for rods indicative of Listeria.
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Rod

(chemistry) A stirring rod: a glass rod, typically about 6 inches to 1 foot long and 8 to 4 inch in diameter that can be used to stir liquids in flasks or beakers.
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Rod

(slang) A pistol; a gun.
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Rod

A penis.
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Rod

(slang) A hot rod, an automobile or other passenger motor vehicle modified to run faster and often with exterior cosmetic alterations, especially one based originally on a pre-1940s model or (currently) denoting any older vehicle thus modified.
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Rod

(ufology) A rod-shaped object that appears in photographs or videos traveling at high speed, not seen by the person recording the event, often associated with extraterrestrial entities.
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Rod

(mathematics) A Cuisenaire rod.
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Rod

(rail transport) A coupling rod or connecting rod, which links the driving wheels of a steam locomotive, and some diesel shunters and early electric locomotives.
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Rod

(construction) To reinforce concrete with metal rods.
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Rod

(transitive) To furnish with rods, especially lightning rods.
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Rod

To penetrate sexually.
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Rod

(slang) To hot rod.
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Rod

A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).
He that spareth his rod hateth his son.
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Rod

A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
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Rod

A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; - called also perch, and pole.
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Rod

A linear measure of 16.5 feet
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Rod

A long thin implement made of metal or wood
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Rod

Any rod-shaped bacterium
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Rod

A square rod of land
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Rod

Visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light
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Rod

A gangster's pistol
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