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tie rod

an iron or steel rod serving as a structural tie, especially one keeping the lower ends of a roof truss, arch, etc., from spreading.
Automotive. a rod that serves as part of the linkage in the steering system.
1830-40 Unabridged
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  • Chrysler dealers will inspect the trucks and replace the left tie rod if needed.
  • But the tie rod end that goes on the steering arm was defective.
  • Any tie rod is bent, cracked, broken or threads are damaged in any way.
  • The requirements for tie rod placement and tightening shall not apply.
British Dictionary definitions for tie rod

tie rod

any rod- or bar-shaped structural member designed to prevent the separation of two parts, as in a vehicle
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