Yesterday, I saw a document said that "Fishing rode". I'm confused. I know "fishing rod" but does the word "fishing rode an English word?

P/S: The sentence that contains the word Fishing rode:

Fishing rode and bucket are things that every angler needs to have, from the Amateurs to the Professionals.

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    Short answer: no. Long answer: without more context, we can't really help you. – Mick Oct 8 '16 at 4:57
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    Seemingly only in Google advertisers' hopeful pitches to folks who can't spell. – KWinker Oct 8 '16 at 5:15
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    There is a noun rode which is a nautical term for a rope (especially one used to secure a tr – WS2 Oct 8 '16 at 8:48
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    Please give the surrounding (3 + 3 say) sentences. This is either a misprint or a jargon usage; how can one tell without context? – Edwin Ashworth Oct 8 '16 at 9:35

A rode is a nautical term for a rope, especially one used to secure an anchor, or trawl. (Oxford Dictionaries). The term is marked as NORTH AMERICAN.

From the OED.

N. Amer. regional (chiefly New England and Newfoundland). Naut.

A rope, esp. one attached to the anchor of a boat. Cf. roding n.3

Note that the OED mentions nothing about trawl. But it gives examples from 1612, the most recent ones being:

1963 J. T. Rowland North to Adventure x. 147 With both hooks down and a long scope of rode she should be able to ride out anything.

1986 J. Feltham Islands of Bonavista Bay 55 On the fishing grounds, the motor boats, like the bullies, were moored with ‘rodes’ and grapnels.

1996 Chesapeake Bay Mag. Sept. 37/2 Carry a good anchor with plenty of chain and rode.

So the OP's fishing rode would seem to have some connection here.

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  • And a trawl in this sense is? – Edwin Ashworth Oct 8 '16 at 9:03
  • The word 'rove' can be the past tense of reeve in the sense of threading a rope through a ring. Could 'rode' be related to this? – BoldBen Oct 8 '16 at 9:16
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    @EdwinAshworth Presumably a trawl net, I would think. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Oct 8 '16 at 13:53
  • So is it safe to use it in everyday English? I saw on many sites such as Alibaba they use the word fishing rode sometimes – Viettungvuong Oct 8 '16 at 14:25
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    @Viettungvuong No, these are surely all typos for fishing rods. – tchrist Oct 8 '16 at 17:38

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