hod

[hod]
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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

1565–75; perhaps later variant of Middle English hot basket for carrying earth
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hod

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 for hod

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 hods

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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