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Stick an article out of the way (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

rod

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Here is my best explanation:

'the way' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'stick an article out of' is the wordplay.
'stick an article' becomes 'rd' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'out' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'of' becomes 'o''.
'rd' enclosing 'o' is 'ROD'.

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