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.


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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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Example sentences
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.
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