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hod carrier

a mason's assistant whose work is to carry hods of materials to the mason.
Also called hodman.
Origin of hod carrier
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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

a labourer who carries the materials in a hod for a plasterer, bricklayer, etc Also called hodman
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