tie rod

tie rod
noun
either of two rods that link the steering gear to the front wheels
Hypernyms: ↑rod
Part Holonyms: ↑steering linkage

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noun
1. : a rod used as a connecting member or brace : tie bar — see buckstay illustration
2. : a rod in the steering system of an automotive vehicle connecting one of the arms of each steering knuckle to the corresponding arm of the other

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1. an iron or steel rod serving as a structural tie, esp. one keeping the lower ends of a roof truss, arch, etc., from spreading.
2. Auto. a rod that serves as part of the linkage in the steering system.
[1830-40]

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tie rod noun
A rod, eg in a vehicle, that prevents parts from moving apart
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Main Entry:tie

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tie rod,
1. one of the rods connecting the front wheels of an automobile, moved by the steering mechanism when turning the wheels to the left or right.
2. = tie beam. (Cf.tie beam)

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n. a rod acting as a tie in a building or other structure
a rod in the steering gear of a motor vehicle

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