**Full name:** rod [international]

**Plural form:** rods

**Category type:** length

**Scale factor:** 5.0292

rod [international]

rod [survey]

The SI base unit for length is the metre.

1 metre is equal to 0.19883878151595 rod.

Valid units must be of the **length** type.

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A rod is a unit of length, equal to 11 cubits, 5.0292 metres or 16.5 feet. A rod is the same length as a perch[1] and a pole. The lengths of the perch (one rod) and chain (four rods) were standardized in 1607 by Edmund Gunter.

The length is equal to the standardized length of the ox goad used by medieval English ploughmen; fields were measured in acres which were one chain (four rods) by one furlong (in the United Kingdom, ten chains).

rod to block [East U.S.]

rod to yottametre

rod to vara [South America]

rod to leap

rod to pygme [Greece]

rod to cubit [Egyptian]

rod to milímetro

rod to pe [Portuguese]

rod to foot [pre-1963 Canada]

rod to football field [U.S., complete]