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hod

[hod] /hɒd/
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
1565-1575
1565-75; perhaps later variant of Middle English hot basket for carrying earth
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British Dictionary definitions for hod

hod

/hɒd/
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
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 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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Slang definitions & phrases for hod

hod

noun

A black passenger; Scuttle

[1920s+ Cabdrivers; probably because a hod is a container for coal]


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