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hod carrier

noun

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


hod carrier

noun

  1. a labourer who carries the materials in a hod for a plasterer, bricklayer, etc Also calledhodman


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hod carrier1

First recorded in 1765–75
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Example Sentences

Broadcloth is wiser, just as a skilled workman is wiser than a hod carrier.

In this way the water was not only the hod carrier of the dam construction, but the stone mason as well.

If we are imbued with the spirit of the architect and not of the hod-carrier, we will hope sweetly for the work.

President or hod-carrier, general or boot-black, clergyman or express-driver, authoress or apple-woman—all are treated alike.

Its victims are found in all classes from the hod carrier in his bespattered rags up to the members of Congress in their ruffles.

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