- a portable trough for carrying mortar, bricks, etc., fixed crosswise on top of a pole and carried on the shoulder.
- a coal scuttle.
Origin of hod
Examples from the Web for hod
When he needed any, he'd say to a servant: "James, fetch me up a hod of change."Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
Hod thy tail in the watter, lad, and there's hope for thee yit.The Shadow of a Crime
But he was a gran' bhoy all the same, an' I'm only a mudtipper wid a hod on me shoulthers.Soldiers Three, Part II.
Hod ain't thought of that yet, an' my horse is tied in the alley.
You wait here a minute, an' I'll git Hod Blake, he's the marshal.
- an open metal or plastic box fitted with a handle, for carrying bricks, mortar, etc
- a tall narrow coal scuttle
Word Origin and History for hod
1570s, alteration of Middle English hott "pannier" (c.1300), from Old French hotte "basket to carry on the back," apparently from Frankish *hotta or some other Germanic source (cf. Middle High German hotze "cradle"). Altered by influence of cognate Middle Dutch hodde "basket."