1) A staff or walking-stick.
1593 thrust his walking rodd through the stone worcke, Shipley
1612 2 walking rodds & 2 switchers, Brafferton
1623 had only a walking Rodd with which he then usually walked ... others had walking Rods or hand Cudgells, Colne Bridge
1710 knocked with his rod at the doere, Pudsey.