tie rod

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 can be accommodated only if two tie rods are used and located 90 degrees opposed to the direction of rotation.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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