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hodman

[hod-muh n]
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noun, plural hod·men.
  1. hod carrier.
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Origin of hodman

First recorded in 1580–90; hod + man1
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Examples from the Web for hodman

Historical Examples

  • Day after day Steinbock came home, evidently tired, complaining of this "hodman's work" and his own physical weakness.

    Cousin Betty

    Honore de Balzac

  • There is no scaffolding, no hodman with bricks and mortar; the solid stone walls seem to grow up in the most hopeless confusion.

    Cities of the Dawn

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • As the carpentering business was not going well he would turn day-laborer, be a mason's hodman, ditcher, break stones on the road.

  • The question of the war with England is debated by every native paviour and hodman of New York.

  • He expressed at each recurring crisis his old regret at not being some mason's hodman.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for hodman

hodman

noun plural -men
  1. British another name for a hod carrier
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