- a portable trough for carrying mortar, bricks, etc., fixed crosswise on top of a pole and carried on the shoulder.
- a coal scuttle.
Origin of hod
Examples from the Web for hods
Nearer were men climbing up ladders with hods on their shoulders.The Dew of Their Youth
S. R. Crockett
Up on the plains old Hods he got and there his trouble began.Cowboy Songs
Hif this gentleman is really Mr. Rankin, or hif ee is not, its hol the same—wots the hods?
From the days of the Pharaohs they had carried their bricks and their mortar in hods on their heads or on their shoulders.Bonaparte in Egypt and the Egyptians of To-day
Haji A. Browne
They used their backs as hods to carry mud, clasping their hands low down behind them and letting their companions load them up.Vacation days in Greece
Rufus B. Richardson
- an open metal or plastic box fitted with a handle, for carrying bricks, mortar, etc
- a tall narrow coal scuttle
Word Origin and History for hods
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."