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hod

[hod] /hɒd/
noun
1.
a portable trough for carrying mortar, bricks, etc., fixed crosswise on top of a pole and carried on the shoulder.
2.
a coal scuttle.
Origin of hod
1565-1575
1565-75; perhaps later variant of Middle English hot basket for carrying earth
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Examples from the Web for hod
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  • 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.

  • 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. Rudyard Kipling
  • hod ain't thought of that yet, an' my horse is tied in the alley.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • You wait here a minute, an' I'll git hod Blake, he's the marshal.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • "Some workman was careless, and let that hod and all the bricks fall," Dick answered.

  • I speired at her whaur she had hod it, but she juist said, 'What would I be doin' hoddin't'?'

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • He kent 'at if she'd hod it, the kitchen maun be the place, but he thocht she'd gi'en it to me to hod.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • So she had to go down cellar and bring up as much as she could in the hod.

  • I don't think the worse of Scaife because his grandfather carried a hod.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
British Dictionary definitions for hod

hod

/hɒd/
noun
1.
an open metal or plastic box fitted with a handle, for carrying bricks, mortar, etc
2.
a tall narrow coal scuttle
Word Origin
C14: perhaps alteration of C13 dialect hot, from Old French hotte pannier, creel, probably from Germanic
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Word Origin and History for hod
n.

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."

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Slang definitions & phrases for hod

hod

noun

A black passenger; Scuttle

[1920s+ Cabdrivers; probably because a hod is a container for coal]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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