coal hod



a small pail for carrying coal; a coal scuttle.

Origin of coal hod

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coal hod

Historical Examples of coal hod

  • Well, then, I'd pick up that coal-hod and make believe play for a spell.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • He is tired and cross, and doesn't want to sling ashes nor bang a coal-hod.

    The Golden Censer

    John McGovern

  • Fanny opened the coal-hod, intending to put fresh coals on the dying fire; but, to her distress, found that the hod was empty.

    Betty Vivian

    L. T. Meade

  • Then Maximina would wait till it had cooled a little, pick it up in her fingers, and toss it into the coal-hod.


    Armando Palacio Valds

  • The warlike Sam remained sitting disconsolately in the coal-hod; his instructions suggested no means of extrication.