- a small pail for carrying coal; a coal scuttle.
Origin of coal hod
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for coal hod
Well, then, I'd pick up that coal-hod and make believe play for a spell.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
He is tired and cross, and doesn't want to sling ashes nor bang a coal-hod.The Golden Censer
Fanny opened the coal-hod, intending to put fresh coals on the dying fire; but, to her distress, found that the hod was empty.Betty Vivian
L. T. Meade
Then Maximina would wait till it had cooled a little, pick it up in her fingers, and toss it into the coal-hod.Maximina
Armando Palacio Valds
The warlike Sam remained sitting disconsolately in the coal-hod; his instructions suggested no means of extrication.