A unit of length used in land surveys. The terms, rods, poles, and perches are equivalent and may be used interchangeably, although "rod" is the most common. One (1) rod is equal to 25 links, 16.5 feet, or 1/4 (0.25) chain. For conversions and examples, see Rod, pole, or perch equivalents and conversions and the various Converting rods, poles, or perches to... entries.
Added: Wed Oct 31 2007
Last Modified: Thu Aug 28 2008