- a mason's assistant whose work is to carry hods of materials to the mason.
Origin of hod carrier
First recorded in 1765–75
Also called hodman.
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Examples from the Web for hod carrier
What a novel thing it would be to witness the gradual growth of a hod-carrier!Rudder Grange
Frank R. Stockton
The hod-carrier and the soldier have the earth and the sailor the ocean.
If it does not pay this hod-carrier to smoke, it pays no man.
I could always find a laborer or a hod-carrier that had a stone.The Autobiography of a Thief
He suggests to me a compromise between a convict and a hod-carrier.The Opinions of a Philosopher
- a labourer who carries the materials in a hod for a plasterer, bricklayer, etcAlso called: hodman
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