Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

hod carrier

noun
1.
a mason's assistant whose work is to carry hods of materials to the mason.
Also called hodman.
Origin of hod carrier
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hod carrier
Historical Examples
  • Broadcloth is wiser, just as a skilled workman is wiser than a hod carrier.

    The Diamond Coterie Lawrence L. Lynch
  • It was on this building that Mizzi Markis worked as hod carrier.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber
  • In fair weather he is in appearance very like a hod carrier, and in foul weather a New York drayman.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • In this way the water was not only the hod carrier of the dam construction, but the stone mason as well.

    The Panama Canal

    Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • I spared her, and consequently am dying, while she, in the arms of her hod carrier——Do not misjudge me.

    The Surprises of Life Georges Clemenceau
  • Fink, who was the veteran bill poster of the town, was as round shouldered as a hod carrier.

    Round the Block

    John Bell Bouton
  • Its victims are found in all classes from the hod carrier in his bespattered rags up to the members of Congress in their ruffles.

  • He was a hod carrier when dey built de old red brick Arlington.

  • If a man dont understand latin now a daze, he kant hardly enjoy the conversashun ov a hod carrier.

British Dictionary definitions for hod carrier

hod carrier

noun
1.
a labourer who carries the materials in a hod for a plasterer, bricklayer, etc Also called hodman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hod carrier

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hod

7
6
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hod carrier