Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rod used to bind longitudinal railway-sleepers to one another: same as cross-tie.
- n. In arch., bridge-building, etc., a rod used to draw and bind together parts of a structure; a binding-rod. Such rods are sometimes made like long bolts with a head at one end and a screw and nut at the other; sometimes they have a screw and nut at each end. Quite commonly they are made in two parts, each with a head at one end and a screw-thread at the other, the threaded ends being united by a turn-buckle for drawing up the rod to the required tension.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A rod used as a tie. See tie.
- n. either of two rods that link the steering gear to the front wheels
“The kits also include new center drag link and tie-rod extensions, differential drop brackets, a two-piece front skid pad assembly, heat-treated hardened and plated upper ball joint spacers, torsion bar drop brackets, and all the necessary hardware needed for installation.”
“Put Never Seize compound on the threads of your tie-rod ends.”
“I had tie-rod ends break out on the trail, and I jammed a piece of wood in the spindle to keep that wheel straight.”
““Well, if you bang an iron tie-rod on a metal grate, you can make it a magnet,” I said.”
“No restaurants, no grocery stores, no garages, not even a place to replace a blown tire or tie-rod.”
“The angles were held from kicking out at the bottom by stakes driven into the ground, and held together at the top by a 2½-in. tie-rod.”
“-- Samuel P. Williams, Sheridan, N.Y. I claim the application and use of the triangular brace posts, B B, and tie-rod, C, in the construction of farm fences, in the manner substantially as described.”
“He turned to some calculations for the section of a tie-rod, with which”
“By way of reply the professor pressed a knob, and the lamp itself flashed its dazzling light upon the scene, when it became apparent that the ship had gradually risen from the ground, bringing the top of her lamp just above the level of the last tie-rod of the roof.”
“Brooklyn yard; its inspection by the engineer appointed by the bankers; its dismemberment and final coat of red lead -- each tie-rod and beam red as sticks of sealing-wax -- its delivery, properly bundled and packed, aboard a sailing vessel bound for San Juan, and the payment of the last instalment.”
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