hod

hod

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

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hod (hɒd)
 
n
1.  an open metal or plastic box fitted with a handle, for carrying bricks, mortar, etc
2.  a tall narrow coal scuttle
 
[C14: perhaps alteration of C13 dialect hot, from Old French hotte pannier, creel, probably from Germanic]

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hod
1573, alteration of M.E. hott (c.1300), from O.Fr. hotte "basket to carry on the back," apparently from Frank. *hotta (cf. M.H.G. hotze "cradle"), alt. by M.Du. hodde "basket."
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