(noun) an open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


hod (third-person singular simple present hods, present participle hodding, simple past and past participle hodded)

(intransitive, obsolete) To bob up and down on horseback; jog.

Etymology 2


hod (plural hods)

A three-sided box for carrying bricks or other construction materials, often mortar. It bears a long handle and is carried over the shoulder.

A receptacle for carrying coal, particularly one designed to facilitate loading coal or coke through the door of a firebox.

A pewterer's blowpipe.


• OHD, d'oh, doh

Source: Wiktionary

Hod, n. Etym: [Prov. E. for hold, i. e., that which holds. See Hold.]

1. A kind of wooden tray with a handle, borne on the shoulder, for carrying mortar, brick, etc.

2. A utensil for holding coal; a coal scuttle.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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