range rod


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range rod

[′rānj ‚räd]
(engineering)
A long (6-8 feet or 1.8-2.4 meters) rod fitted with a sharp-pointed metal shoe and usually painted in 1-foot (30-centimeter) bands of alternate red and white; used for sighting points and lines in surveying or for showing the position of a ground point. Also known as line rod; lining pole; range pole; ranging rod; sight rod.

range rod, range pole

A wood, fiberglass, aluminum, or steel lining pole used by surveyors as a sighting rod for locating points or directions of lines in marking alignment; approx. 1 in. (2.5 cm) thick and 6 to 10 ft (approx. 2 to 3 m) long; usually painted with alternate red and white bands.
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The winning club will receive the winner's Plate, a cheque for pounds 500, three gold medals, and three top of the range rods from Martin Grantham, plus, of course, drams from Glen Garioch.