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Meaning of casting rod

cast'ing rod"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a fishing rod, generally 4–8 ft. (1.2–2.4 m) long, for casting bait or lures with a reel mounted near the handle that enables the thumb or finger to control the line during a cast, including rods used for bait casting and spinning.
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