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tie rod

noun
1.
an iron or steel rod serving as a structural tie, especially one keeping the lower ends of a roof truss, arch, etc., from spreading.
2.
Automotive. a rod that serves as part of the linkage in the steering system.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for tie-rod

tie rod

noun
1.
any rod- or bar-shaped structural member designed to prevent the separation of two parts, as in a vehicle
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