traverse rod

Related to traverse rod: Lowes

trav·erse rod

A horizontal rod having a mechanism by which attached draperies can be drawn with a pull cord.
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trav′erse rod`

a horizontal rod upon which drapes slide to open or close when pulled by cords.
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Smith, which introduced its pinch-pleat curtains without the need for a traverse rod and hardware, was not the only one thinking out of the box.
Smith has re-engineered the pinch pleat curtain, without the traverse rod and hardware, in its new patent-pending Magic Pleats line.
Kirsch will preview two new products at Heimtextil that were designed specifically for international sales: Ultra Glide, a white traverse rod; and Summit, a decorative traverse rod.
Traverse Rod: A rod with a tract carrier, which opens and closes the drapes, and has attached drapery clips.
Traverse rods allow opening and closing of drapes with a downward pull on a cord.
The company is seeing a return to more formal drapery hardware and increased demand for traverse rods as consumers layer heavier draperies, including pinch-pleated styles, in front of blinds and shutters.