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hod carrier

  1. a mason's assistant whose work is to carry hods of materials to the mason.
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Origin of hod carrier

First recorded in 1765–75
Also called hodman.
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Examples from the Web for hod carrier

Historical Examples

  • What a novel thing it would be to witness the gradual growth of a hod-carrier!

    Rudder Grange

    Frank R. Stockton

  • If it does not pay this hod-carrier to smoke, it pays no man.

  • The hod-carrier and the soldier have the earth and the sailor the ocean.

  • I could always find a laborer or a hod-carrier that had a stone.

  • He suggests to me a compromise between a convict and a hod-carrier.

British Dictionary definitions for hod carrier

hod carrier

  1. a labourer who carries the materials in a hod for a plasterer, bricklayer, etcAlso called: hodman
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