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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tie rod — Tie rods supporting the London Eye, England …   Wikipedia

  • Tie-rod — Tie rod, n. A rod used as a tie. See {Tie}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tie rod — n. 1. a horizontal rod serving as a TIE (n. 5) 2. a rod that connects certain parts in the steering linkage of a motor vehicle …   English World dictionary

  • tie rod — tie′ rod n. bui an iron or steel rod serving as a structural tie …   From formal English to slang

  • tie rod — [1] Any connecting red or bar, usually under tension. [2] A rod, or rods, connecting the steering arms together. It links the pitman arm and the idler arm to the steering knuckle arms. When the tie rod is moved, the wheels pivot …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tie rod — 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • tie rod — /ˈtaɪ rɒd/ (say tuy rod) noun a metal rod serving as a tie (def. 25) …   Australian English dictionary

  • tie-rod — noun Date: 1839 a rod (as of steel) used as a connecting member or brace …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tie rod — noun a) A slender metal rod used to support or reinforce part of a structure b) Either of a pair of rods that link the steering mechanism to the front wheel or axle of some vehicles …   Wiktionary

  • tie rod — devices, usually in the form of rods or bars, attached to the expansion joint assembly whose primary function is to continuously restrain the full pressure thrust during normal operation while permitting only lateral deflection. Angular rotation… …   Mechanics glossary


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