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fishing rod

a long, slender, cylindrical, flexible rod usually made of bamboo, steel, or fiberglass, for use with a reel and line in catching fish.
Compare fly rod.
Origin of fishing rod
1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His fishing rod was in a closet where he lived, on the other side of the city.
  • For others, it could be the peace of a quiet trout stream, where a fly fishing rod is the tool of choice.
  • Rusty received a new fishing rod and tackle box, plus a savings bond and two trophies.
  • There's some good fall fishing so bring your fishing rod along on the hunt.
  • The fishing rod must be closely attended when the line is in the water.
  • Make sure you watch the tip of your fishing rod closely to detect any movement.
  • In addition, they may only use one fishing rod at a time and chum is not permitted.
  • Snatching is indicated by repeated or exaggerated jerking motions of the fishing rod.
  • We started fishing as soon as they could hold a fishing rod.
  • Anglers are allowed to use one fishing rod and reel each.
British Dictionary definitions for fishing rod

fishing rod

a long tapered flexible pole, often in jointed sections, for use with a fishing line and, usually, a reel
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