from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a rod which forms the tension member of a trussed beam, or a tie rod in a truss.


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  • It should be stressed that this term has nothing to do with penile implants.

    November 15, 2007

  • On a guitar, a metal rod running the length of the neck that is used to keep the neck from warping and to adjust the action of the neck for easier playability.

    November 15, 2007